Welcome to Sandy Tweed's painting gallery
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Sandy spent a decade teaching
high school science followed by another as a building contractor
in Astoria, OR. A new decade called for a new career. Having
dabbled in watercolors in the past she picked up her brushes and
began painting, this time with acrylics.
Now another decade has rolled by. Wanting to find new
challenges Sandy has shifted her work again. Heading out into
nature she begins by exploring and taking macrophotographs of
textures, colors and various treasures she finds. Back in the
studio images are used to create the foundations for mixed
media paintings. The images are printed and collaged in layers.
Paints, pastels and other mediums are then used to bring them
to life as she finishs each piece.
Sandy's subjects focus on nature, with the occasional bit of
whimsy. This is no surprise given her childhood fascination for
any and all critters, followed by a degree in Zoology at the
University of Washington.