Sandra was born in Toronto, but grew up on a farm. There were no crayons, pencils or paper; but it didn’t suppress a natural tendency to draw. She used sticks, rocks, sand and even snow. It didn’t matter if it washed away – because tomorrow was the opportunity to start fresh.
While attending the University of Toronto, she was asked to illustrate for a talented Paleontologist during the summer months. She earned her bachelor of science; however grew to understand that her true passion was in the arts. The Sheridan College Illustration program fueled her passion to create and gave her the tools to establish herself in a career of graphic design – fine tuning the elements and principles of design.
Years of graphic design, art direction and creating illustrations; brought her full circle back to her painting roots.Tapping into intuition; Sandra utilizes experience and energy to guide her through her paintings. Inspired by people, laughter, nature and music – she loves every day and the possibilities it brings.
2016 November TWAC Holiday Party & Salon Exhibition Launch – November 25th to Dec 24th at Artworld Fine Art Gallery
October Toronto West Arts Collaborative Feature Artist.
October Port Credit Art Tour – Oct 22nd & 23rd
September Drawing session with Charles Malinsky – September 30th at Artworld Fine Art.
September Maddie Faye accepted in the Headwaters Arts 20th Anniversary Arts Festival Juried Show
September Selected Jurier for Arts On The Credit
August Live painting demonstration at the CNE as a TWAC member hosted by Artworld Fine Art
August Painting workshop with Bonnie Gardiner at Brush With Words
July Intensely Orange was voted Best in Show by visitors at Artworld Fine Art
July TWAC Members show at Artworld Fine Art
July Selected as Juror for the juried Rose Garden Art Show to be held at Beaux-Arts Gallery in Brampton
June One of sixteen artists on display for the Art Spread Art Show held at the historic Clarke Hall in Port Credit
June Three paintings displayed at the Boxed In Anniversary show at Imagemaker for the month of June
April One of forty artists displaying in the 5th Annual Arts on the Credit Weekend Show at the Waterside Inn in Port Credit
April Feature artist for Creative Exchange – Brampton's Arts & Culture E-Newsletter
March Transitions – solo art show held at Beaux-Arts Gallery in Brampton for three weeks
January TWAC membership with Artworld Fine Art Gallery
2015 December 2015 Silent Auction at Arts on Ten in Flesherton
November Believe to Achieve Art Auction at Artworld Fine Art Gallery in Etobicoke
October Less is More Art Show at Clarke Hall in Port Credit
October Painting is highlighted in the Brampton Guardian with a photo and writeup
October One painting displayed in the juried Walk on the Wildside Art Show at Beaux-Arts in Brampton
October Live painting and auction at Kamp-K9 3rd year Anniversary celebration in Port Credit
September Collaborative oil painting with Sean DeGroot and Charles Wakefield at Imagemaker in Port Credit
August Two paintings displayed at the Anniversary Art Show at the Beaux-Arts Gallery in Brampton for three weeks
August Moo Cat painting is highlighted in the Mississauga News with a photo and write up
August Two paintings displayed at the Wildside Art show at Imagemaker in Port Credit
June One painting displayed at the Bees & Birds Art show at the Graven Feather Gallery in Toronto for three weeks
June One week figure workshop with V Jane Gordan at the Dunedin Art Retreat
May One painting displayed at the Little Square Art Show at the Beaux-Arts Gallery in Brampton
May Participated as a live painter competitor in the Brampton Art Battle at Spot 1
May Intensely Orange painting is highlighted in the Brampton Guardian Newspaper with a photo and write up
May Intensely Orange received the First Place Award and the People's Choice Awards for the Beaux-Arts Juried Show
May Intensely Orange is on display during the 8th Annual Juried Art Show at the Beaux-Arts Gallery in Brampton
March Membership at the Beaux-Arts Gallery in Brampton
February Membership with Guilty Artists in Port Credit
2014 December 2014 Silent Art Auction at Arts on Ten in Flesherton
December Lest We Forget painting is highlighted in the Advance Flesherton Newspaper in Flesherton