Sandy Reese is a landscape oil and watercolor painter from South Hero, Vermont. Sandy discovered her love for painting as a child and remembers being influenced by her first art teacher, Rita Boyd of Winooski, Vermont. Over the years Sandy has studied with many nationally recognized artist from around the country in both studio and plein air workshops, including her mentor, Lisa Beach of Stowe, Vermont. Sandy’s work is expressed in vibrant impressionistic style while retaining its representational roots. Much of her work reflects her love of Lake Champlain and the Champlain Islands that she now calls home. The pink hues of a morning sunrise and the gold and yellow afterglow of an exquisite sunset are forever inspiring her. To capture the beauty of the moment, she paints quickly and lets the paint capture that moment and memory in time. Having worked many years as a Registered Nurse, Sandy loves sharing her art with the sick and injured as a way of offering healing and comfort through her art. The University of Vermont Medical Center recently purchased four of her paintings titled, “Birches in Four Seasons”. They have a permanent home in the Cardiac Care Center. Sandy currently exhibits her work at her studio/gallery at On Island Studio, located in South Hero, VT. She has exhibited her work at the Champlain Island Art Organization’s annual July show, Open Farm and Studio Weekend and The Island Arts Gallery in South Hero, VT. Works in juried exhibitions include the SEABA Gallery in Burlington, VT, Chandler Gallery in Randolph, VT, Chaffee Art Center in Rutland, VT, Vision of Vermont Gallery and The Bryan Gallery both in Jeffersonville, VT. In 2012 Sandy was awarded “Signature Membership” in the Vermont Watercolor Society. Currently she’s a member of the Champlain Islands Artists’ Organization, Island Arts, SEABA and Northern Vermont Art Association.
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