September's Featured Artist: Sandra Whitby
Born and raised in Provo, Utah, Sandra does not remember a time when she was not painting or drawing. "Art has always been a part of my life, I always knew that was what I wanted to do." After attending Brigham Young University and studying drawing, painting and design, she enjoyed a successful career in the commercial art field in Boston and Los Angeles. After returning to Provo to raise a family, a burning desire to return to her lifelong passion for painting led Sandra to study with well known artists through workshops and classes. Her creative spirit has been a determining factor in her life. Striving to capture that inexplicable "magic" in the subject matter that she paints is a fascinating and compelling force in her artwork. Sandra has traveled extensively around the world visiting museums for inspiration and to expand her knowledge. Of her artistic journey, she writes,
"I like being around other artists, and enjoying their views and techniques. You never stop learning. Having an opportunity to visit the beautiful areas of our state has also been really inspiring and humbling, and made me very grateful for God's grace to us."
Sandra is currently the President of Utah Valley Artist Guild, an organization that encourages artists and gives them opportunities to exhibit. Her prize-winning art can be found in collections in Pennsylvania, Colorado, California, and Arizona, as well as private collections and galleries in Utah. She has exhibited at Alpine Art Center, Anderson Gallery at Academy Square Library, Utah County Gallery, Fairview Museum, Coleman Studios, Terra Nova Gallery, Utah State Fair, the prestigious "Utah Image" exhibit in Salt Lake City, Freedom Festival at the Covey Center, Logan Fine Art Invitational, Utah Valley University Library Exhibit, Logan Fine Art 'Salon d'Autumne', and the Spiritual Invitational at the Springville Museum.
Join us Friday, September 8, 2017 for an opening reception where you can meet Sandra Whitby and view her paintings. Paintings will be available online Monday, September 11.