A preeminent realist painter, Sandy – as do all great masters – carries on the traditions and canons of classical art ideology practiced from the Renaissance down through 19th century. Her paintings and drawings demonstrate her virtuosity, a manifestation of unparalleled technical excellence, which result in great works of lasting beauty. Sandy’s unsurpassed knowledge of anatomy, color theory and design, facilitate her portrayal of the human condition – in all its complexities – with breathtaking elegance. Adept at all genres, her still life paintings excel at depicting her deep love of objects and how they are affected by light and shadow; they are metaphoric landscapes of symmetry and solemnity.
As a classical realist oil painter I carry on the traditions and canons of classical art ideology practiced from the Renaissance down through 19th century. My paintings and drawings demonstrate my thirst for technical excellence. I am driven by a love and passion for anatomy, color theory, and design, which facilitate my portrayal of the human condition – in all its vast complexities. I am adept at all genres, with religious figurative, figurative, and still life being my favorites. A consistent narrative in my work relates to the Holy Scriptures, healing, miracles, motherhood, harmony, beauty, classical proportions and measurement. Through sacred geometry, or classical design I strive for sensitivity to the natural world. I enjoy viewer participation through the multi-layers of symbolism, or painting visual metaphors. I believe that great art is the sum total of a lot of little things-a lot of life’s treasures. Like music does, great art truly enlivens and strengthens. It creates beauty, truth, balance and harmony. It is a universal kinesthetic experience one I hope resonates with the viewer.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Bachelor of Fine Art at University of Utah, emphasis in graphic design/illustration
Sandy teaches Figure Drawing, Drawing and Oil painting classes.
University of Utah
Artist, Illustrator, Sculptor
Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art April 2002, Merit Award;
International Artist Magazine, International Artist Challenge No. 5 %u2013 Honorable Mention in Still Portrait Society of America, Members Only Competition, 2010, Merit Award Salon International 2011, San Antonio, TX, Merit Award; Springville Museum of Art, 87th Annual Spring Salon, Third Place Award.