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Artist Profiles » Sandra Adams

Sandra AdamsSandra is a multi award winning New Zealand artist and a recent finalist in the prestigious James Wallace Art Awards.
Sandra is a full time artist on Waiheke Island and is known for her colourful vibrant acrylic paintings. Stylistically, Sandra has been compared to Rita Angus, painting a wide range of subject matter, including people, buildings, beach scenes, bachs and angels. Sandra’s work is strongly influenced by her local environment. Her work often reflects the typical kiwi lifestyle of bach and beach and captures the essence of New Zealand coastal life. Sandra is happiest when in her gallery creating.

“From the day I picked up a brush I felt I had found my reason for being. I am always pleased when I get the sketching part over and get a paintbrush in my hand, something else takes over at that point”.

“I am most definitely a colourist and constantly play with colour and form. I’m not so interested in portraying realism, but much more interested in creating a unique way of seeing a familiar scene”. “Much of my work is about capturing simple moments, everyday scenes that add up to carry the weight of a life”.

“My subject matter is wide and varied but tends to have an autobiographical element and reflect some aspect of my life and the world outside my window”. “Sometimes I paint from photos, sometimes imagination and sometimes a combination.
I tend to move in a never ending circle from extremely detailed to much looser paintings and back again. I do love to paint people though and always seem to come back to that”.

Sandra has exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand in solo and group shows. Sandra’s paintings are in homes here in New Zealand and many countries around the world.

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