Beginning at a very young age Sandy showed an unusual love of art. Winning two art scholarships as a young teen in New Jersey afforded her the opportunity to study oil painting with master teachers Arthur Maynard and Alban Albert at the Barn, Ridgewood Art Institute. Subsequently, encouraged and supported by her mother, an accomplished artist in her own right, Sandy was a frequent exhibitor in the western New York art show circuit receiving numerous awards and prizes. As a young professional artist Sandy’s work matured and focused on landscapes, seascapes and genre paintings of the New England and Caribbean regions.
By 2000 Sandy enlarged the size and scope of her work as she explored a new role as a set designer and scenic artist. Continuing to this day her enormous full stage canvases and sets have enthralled audiences in classical ballet productions, musical theater and variety shows.
After a long and fulfilling career in public finance and administration, in 2014 Sandy fully embraced her passion for art and now works full time as a professional artist. Preferring oil as a medium Sandy continues to paint nature in the style of traditional realism as taught to her by her early masters. Through her focused use of light and color she captures the pure energy, serene or dynamic, found in nature. Her landscapes and seascapes communicate the strong sense of place intrinsic to Maine and transport the viewer to that bit of coast or inland scene.
While making frequent pilgrimages to the beloved rugged coast and the western mountains of Maine, since 1988 Sandy has lived, worked and painted in rural central Maine where she has her art studio. Her work has been exhibited in Massachusetts and Maine; and, is found in private collections in Maine, New Jersey, Massachusetts, California, Pennsylvania and New York City.
Sandy is an Artist Member of the Kennebec Valley Art Association. Her artwork can be viewed online, by appointment at her studio, or currently at a number of exhibitions in mid-coast Maine.