Sandy Strong


I have been interested in creating art since I was a small girl and the passion of, and for art has continued and evolved for all of my life. I love to paint and take photos. I am always trying to capture the essence and beauty of an object or scene through my camera lens or on my watercolor paper.

One of my most fulfilling experiences is to be outside with my camera looking for a landscape or a person or just about anything that captures my interest. I love to then take these images back home to my studio and paint them.

I especially love photographing and painting flowers and birds, as I never seem to tire of their marvelous colors and delicate natures.

I am mostly a self taught artist, although I have also learned a few new techniques from local teachers. I like using watercolors, pastels and ink to express my art, along with my photography.

I totally enjoy the Willits Art Center and I have been a member for many years. I think the gallery space is a beautiful way to showcase our local art. I have had a few shows there on my own and with groups of fellow artists. I have also shown my work at the Mendocino Art Center and at various business in the city of Willits. I have done commissioned work for special projects, and I have sold many of my original watercolor paintings through the years.

Willits Center For The Arts Winter Gallery hours are: Wednesday - Sunday 11-5pm