Painting has always been a meditative process for me. It allows me to quietly reflect on the most important aspects of my life and honor them by creating a piece of artwork. When I first began painting, it was a process that happily filled my time, saving me from boredom. These days, painting is a time scheduled into my day that centers me and calms the stresses of everyday life.
The subject matter of my paintings has always come from personal experience. Growing up in a rural town in West Virginia allows for quiet exploration of all things flora and fauna. Walking barefoot through my father's vegetable garden, with the Appalachian mountains as a backdrop, was a daily habit during the warm months. It was this upbringing that instilled a deep appreciation for all things grown and made by loving hands. The best gift is one that has been created with patience and skill.
Sandy earned her BFA and Master of Education, Special Education, from Frostburg State University. She has been teaching art in Cumberland, MD area schools since 2002. Sandy currently teaches Fine Arts at Fort Hill High School in Cumberland MD.