I love exploring the complex beauty of the natural world in all its abstract qualities through the medium of painting and printmaking. For me, abstraction goes far beyond what I see in front of me; it is a way for me to study the mystery of life. I am certainly a passionate product of the Abstract Expressionists. In my work, I can express myself in ways that help me feel connected and deepen my relationship to the world and everyone around me.
I grew up in the National Parks, places like the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Grand Canyon and Mesa Verde, my dad was a career National Park Service Ranger. These experiences have strongly influenced my interest in our natural environment as a starting point for my work as an artist.
Sandra currently works at SFMOMA and is an Artist In Resident at KALA in Berkeley. She received her MFA in Drawing and Painting from Colorado State and her BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Georgia. Sandra has curated a total of three printmaking exhibits at SCAPE Gallery in Corona del Mar recently. She and her family recently moved from Laguna Beach where she taught Printmaking at Orange Coast College for five Years. She previously lived in Monterey where she taught Figure Drawing and Creative Digital Media at Monterey Peninsula College. She now lives with her husband Greg, their teen-age daughter Madeline and dogs, Jolie and Rafael in beautiful Tiburon, California. Sandra has exhibited her work locally, nationally and internationally.