As an experimental artist, Sandra finds fulfillment in using diverse materials in exciting combinations to create movement, pattern, depth and texture with a wide spectrum of realistic subjects. She enjoys mingling design elements, media and techniques to provide an unanticipated view of the world in each project. Currently she is working on pieces she calls “jigsaws for the eye.” In all of her work, she invites viewers to reflect upon their own perceptions and experiences.
In choosing ways to explore color, light and structure in a variety of medias I have a preference for working with water-based materials as it permits the fluid movement between these elements providing details which become apparent upon closer inspection. Using traditional decorative elements like flowers, birds and other common elements of nature, I seek new ways to move beyond the familiar and push the boundaries. My work can be seen in many venues around the Northern Virginia area as well as at the Crystal
City Gallery Underground.
Sharing my love and enjoyment of art is another of my passions and I have taught for many years and even had a local television show. Currently I teach watercolors, acrylics and oils in many venues. I am teaching a series of hands-on art history courses for the Arlington Public Schools Adult Education as well as workshops at senior retirement communities. I teach group and private classes and also accept commissions.