Zen & the Arts - Field Notes

True Ryndes

True Ryndes is a San Diego-based painter who studied painting, psychology and art history at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. Following graduation, he completed a two year post in a remote village of Nepal, as a Peace Corps Volunteer.  He returned to the U.S. in 1970 and began work with a Roman Catholic order of nuns serving terminally ill cancer patients. That experience marked the beginning of a 35 year professional career as one of the pioneers of the North American hospice movement.

True has functioned as a clinician and executive in national leadership hospices and served on the boards of numerous organizations whose missions advance dignified end of life care. In 2007, he was awarded the Hospice Founders Award by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

He returned to painting in 2007, subsequently studying with Ann Templeton, Leslie Rich, Pat Kelly, Catherine Grawin, Ken Goldman and Rebecca Crowell, and has been a member of a weekly figure study group since 2013.

Pieces by True Ryndes