"It is my love of beauty, people, and nature that moves me to paint," says the artist. "When I know where the work is leading me, the real excitement begins."
A sampling of her work can be viewed at www.sandraquintus.com.
Organizations: Instructors of Note:
Oil Painters of America Carl Fracassini-U of IA
American Academy of Women Artists William ScottJennings-
Portrait Society of America Scottsdale Art Institute
International Decorative Artisans League Daniel E Greene-
New York Art Students League
2009 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibit-The Course Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
2009 Paint America Top 100 National Exhibit
2008 Area Annual Show/McNider Art Museum-Honorable Mention Award
2007 Oil Painters of America Central Regional Juried Exhibition
2009 Top 100 Paint America Honor-Old World Grape Vine
2006 Fauxcademy of Decorative Finishes 1st Place Trophy Award
Best Commercial Interior Decorative Finishing Project
2004 Fauxcademy of Decorative Finishes Platinum Award Certificate:
Best Overall Residential Project
2004 Fauxcademy of Decorative Finishes Gold Award Certificates:
Best Trompe Loeil
Best Overall Commercial Project
What Other Artist's Have to Say About Sandra's Work:
"Very fine work. If you can paint in this light you can paint anywhere."
Daniel E Greene-OPA Master, Pastel Society Hall of Fame,
"Now that is painting, stirs emotions. It doesn't just fool the eyes. It fools the senses."
Teresa Stanley-Professional Decorative Artist-New Orleans
"Sandra, your work always lifts me, you paint so beautifully and I love the way you handle figures and skin, you get skin...just so beautifully. Award well earned."
Cait Whitson-Carte Blanche Decorative Art Company-Perthshire, Scotland
"Beautiful figurative work!"
Michel Nadaï, award winning Master Artisan Decorative Painter and instructor, Southwest of France. Founder and owner of the renowned Nadaï-Verdon Advanced School of Decorative Painting. Established in 1992 training students in the fine tradition of French Painted Decor.
"The way in which you handle the paint is so delicate and sensitive (without ever being fussy or precious). Your coffee dreamer is beautiful! The figure has such believable weight to her. You can sense the pressure of her hand on the column. Great understanding of the human form. The combination of classical/allegorical setting and contemporary clothing is a very nice one! Really, really lovely!!!"
Theatrical Scenic Artist/Berkeley, CA, USA