Please join us in congratulating this month's featured artist at the Blue Lavender Gallery: our current President, Sandra Oliver.
"The Old Mill"
Mixed Media Painting by Sandra Oliver
About the Artwork
Title: "The Old Mill"
Media: Mixed Media
I enjoy painting old barns and snowy scenes, not necessarily together; and usually my paintings are more controlled and tighter. This is only the second mixed media painting that I have completed, and it pushed me a little out of my comfort zone. Having started with just a pencil drawing of an old mill, the remainder of the piece almost fell into place once I got started using a watercolor background, torn paper, and black ink. The completed painting is currently on display at Blue Lavender Spa in Chapin.
About the Artist
A native of North Carolina, Sandra Oliver has called South Carolina home since moving here in 1976. She retired from the South Carolina public schools after teaching both business and mathematics.
Sandra first developed an interest in art after moving to Newberry, SC, in 1993 when she briefly studied pastel and oil painting. Devoting her time to her family and teaching, Sandra did not resume her art studies until mid-2011 when she began watercolor lesson classes with Anna Kay Singley. She has also participated in numerous painting workshops since then. Sandra’s primary medium is watercolor, although she occasionally has worked in acrylics, oils, pastels, and mixed media.
She has been juried into the South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Amateur Division every year since 2011. She has also exhibited paintings in the Crooked Creek Juried Art Show, Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show, the North Charleston Juried Art Show, Old Santee Canal Juried Art Show (Moncks Corner), and Art Flow (Allendale). The Gallery in Newberry and Handcrafted Artists Emporium in Newberry display some of Sandra’s paintings.
Sandra is 2019-20 president of Crooked Creek Art League and has previously served as workshop coordinator and as co-chair of the Annual Juried Art Exhibit. Her collage and watercolor work, “Orchid,” received the Post Card Award in the 2017 juried exhibit.
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