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Sandy was born in Vancouver and she has lived in Kitsilano and Richmond most of her life, and she currently lives in Mission, B.C. She has always loved art for as long as she can remember. During her extensive travels, she has taken numerous photographs, which she uses for art cards and uses as a reference when designing her paintings. Sandy prefers working with acrylics but loves trying new mediums, textures, and colours. In her Treasured Memories Collection, she frequently incorporates her mom's jewelry pieces into her work to give her paintings flare and sophistication. She has designed custom pieces for clients using their heirloom jewelry to pass on to future generations. When she is designing her Seashell Collection, she will add shells, driftwood or beach glass to make it interesting. Her passion for art is ever-evolving as she strives to bring you a unique creation.
TREASURED MEMORIES COLLECTION-IN THIS SERIES OF GIRLY PAINTINGS, I’VE COMBINED SIMPLICITY AND SOPHISTICATION. I’VE RESTRICTED MY ATTENTION AND SUBJECT MATTER TO TWO SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE FEMALE BODY (THE LEGS AND THE BACK) AND THE GLAMOROUS ACCESSORIES ASSOCIATED WITH “GIRLS GOING OUT”. I’VE ATTEMPTED TO REDUCE THE PARTS OF THE FEMALE FORM TO THEIR ESSENTIAL NATURE, WITH A SHARPNESS OF LINE AND SENSE OF FLOW THAT EVERY WOMAN, AT LEAST ONCE IN HER LIFE, HAS DREAMT OF ATTAINING. TO THESE “BARE ESSENTIALS” I’VE ADDED THE ELEGANCE AND GLAMOUR OF EVENING WEAR: THE FASHIONABLE HIGH-HEELED SHOE AND THE STYLISH FORM-FITTING DRESS. AND THEN, OF COURSE, THERE ARE THE COMPOSITIONS WHOSE SUBJECTS ARE THE LITTLE CLUTCHES AND PURSES, THE FINELY WROUGHT PERFUME VIAL, THE ENGRAVED COMPACT, THE SHIMMERING TUBE OF LIPSTICK, AND THE TINY CURVY BOTTLE OF COLOURFUL FINISHING NAIL POLISH. THESE ELEGANT ACCESSORIES ARE COMPLETE IN THEMSELVES BUT ARE ALSO OH-SO COMPLEMENTARY TO THE FASHIONABLE WOMAN IN SEXY HEELS. SO, THESE REPRESENT THE MEMORIES, EITHER REAL OR IMAGINED. EVERY WOMAN HAS HAD HER MOMENT – WHETHER HE IS REMEMBERING HOW SHE LOOKED ON THAT FIRST BIG DATE OR WHETHER SHE IS REMEMBERING THAT SPECIAL NIGHT WHEN HER HAIR, HER NAILS, THE DRESS, AND THE SHOES WERE ALL JUST RIGHT, AND EVERYTHING JUST WORKED. SINCE MOM PASSED AWAY SEVERAL YEARS AGO, I’VE HAD MANY QUIET HOURS TO CONTEMPLATE HOW BEST TO CONTINUE TO SHARE AND DISPLAY THESE BEAUTIFUL PIECES. THIS IS THE TREASURED PART. THE ITEMS OF JEWELRY THAT I’VE WORKED INTO THESE PAINTINGS ARE ACTUAL PIECES FROM MY OWN MOTHER’S EXTENSIVE COSTUME JEWELRY COLLECTION. ULTIMATELY, WHAT I’VE DESIGNED IS THE TREASURED MEMORIES COLLECTION OF UNIQUE PAINTINGS. BY PURCHASING ONE OF MY PIECES, YOU ARE PURCHASING A BIT OF HISTORY. NO OTHER OWNER WILL HAVE THE SAME PIECE AS YOU. MY MOTHER’S JEWELRY WILL SOON BE GONE; BUT PERHAPS A CUSTOM COMMISSION USING YOUR OWN JEWELRY COULD BE CONSIDERED, SO THAT YOU CAN PASS ALONG A TREASURED PIECE OF ART TO YOUR OWN FUTURE GENERATIONS TO CHERISH MEMORIES OF YOU.