Sandra ChapmanResident Artist, Studio 205
Sandra Chapman was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and has lived in various parts of Canada. Having resided in British Columbia since 1991, initially on the West Coast and now making her home in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, Sandra is continually inspired by the diversity and beauty of the Canadian landscape. She began to explore her love of painting in 2001 through workshops and as a student in the Fine Arts department of Okanagan University College although she is primarily self-taught.
Sandra's paintings reflect her interpretation of the relationships she sees in nature. "When I look at trees for example, I see not only the trees, but the spaces between them and the way they relate to each other and other aspects of the landscape. To me, nature mirrors and reflects universally experienced emotions such as joy, passion, solitude, connection and disconnection. I attempt to capture the essence of these relationships in my paintings." Sandra loves to paint on a larger scale, using bold color and dramatic composition.
Sandra is represented by Gallery 421 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna and at effusion art gallery in Invermere. More of her paintings can be viewed at www.sandrachapman.ca, www.gallery421.ca and www.effusionartgallery.com.