Sandy took her first art classes at the Portland OR art museum every Saturday morning for four years beginning in 5th grade. She continued studying art in high school and was an art major at Lewis and Clark College in Portland and at San Diego State.
Oils were her medium until her small children found some wet paintings she thought were hidden. She then worked in acrylics for a time and it wasn’t until about 1982 that she began taking some watercolor classes. Watercolor remains challenging to this day but acrylics and collage are still loves so she often has one or two of each going at the same time.
The northwest is her usual subject realistically or abstracted, with color being very important. “I feel the mood of a painting is expressed with color especially, but also with the light and shadow depths.”
She has been juried into and won many prizes in northwest shows. She is a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society; her work is represented throughout the US and Europe, but it is always available at Gallery Row in Gig Harbor.