Artists

Tom Duffy   /   Cheryl Ann Gregg   /   Sharon Jungclaus Gould   /   Anabel Hopkins   /   Bruce Kell   /   Geoff Keller /   Tom Lowe
Max Monts  /   Elizabeth Parrock   /   Joe Pictor   /   Dylan Quackenbush   /   Kendall Reeves   /   Carolyn Rogers Richard   /   Peter Rujuwa
Anne Ryan Miller   /   Joanne Shank​   /   Julie Taborn   /   Sandy Vanover  /   Ruth Wert   /   Della Wood   /   Don Wood   /   Ann Woods 

Sandy

Vanover

PAINTING

As a child, Sandy grew up with a pencil in hand and always sketching something, but it was an art teacher in the 6th grade that inspired her to want to pursue art.
 
Sandy has tried many mediums throughout the years, but oil painting has always been her number one favorite. Sandy loves the vibrancy of the colors and the idea that if she does not like something she had painted, she just wipes it off and starts all over. Oils are so forgiving.
 
Sandy loves to paint many things, but her first love is portraits, and she strives to capture their essence of being in every portrait that she creates. Her paintings reflect the vitality of life, textures that communicate the physicality of nature, and a strong emphasis on evoking a sense of freedom.
 
Her art is like a self-portrait; Sandy tries to connect between her subject and her creation. It is a work in progress, an ever-evolving journey. It reminds Sandy of one of her favorite quotes by author Elizabeth Gilbert – “The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.”