Choosing to live in the Peace region for its accessibility to the wilderness and the beauty of the area, Sandy’s paintings are often inspired by local surroundings that have an endless ability to move her. She is intrigued by the natural landscape and by the history of the region and the dotting of weathered buildings that carry an echo of pioneer life in an untamed land, and she easily finds inspiration wherever she looks, including the peaceful retreat of her gardens.
The challenges of experimentation with technique and medium continually refresh Sandy’s eagerness to learn and sustain her delight in the creative process. Her priorities are to emphasize contrast and colour relationships and to develop an impression that expresses the liveliness and essence of the subjects that capture her interest.
Over the years she’s had the privilege of studying art under many experienced artists and is currently enjoying the diversity of acrylics, a variety of printmaking processes, water media and encaustics.
Sandy is an active member and Past President of the Peace River Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists (PRFCA) and Flying Colours Artists’ Association, a regional group that provides support and educational opportunities for a community of practising artists through the sponsorship of art workshops, artist’s retreats and mentoring. Involvement with Inspiration 6, a group of amazing artists from each side of the Peace River, has also provided a rich environment for celebration of the creative spirit, exhibition and continued learning.
Sandy’s work may currently be viewed at Peace Gallery North in Fort St. John, the Dawson Creek Art Gallery, in selected shows at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver or on her website: www. sandytroudt.com