Once upon a time I had a successful career as a marketing specialist and graphic designer, living an existence that everyone, including myself, perceived as happy and fulfilling. Then one horrible day, a personal tragedy struck my life. To paraphrase a line from William Butler Yeats, "All changed, changed utterly: a terrible beauty was born."
No longer able to function or focus in my previous "semi-charmed life," I turned to painting for refuge and restoration. In this new world of color and expression, I found inner stores of strength and ability I never knew I had. I believe I was given a gift to see and portray the beauty in living things. Thanks to God, a little magic pixie dust and my own Prince Charming, I now spend my days creating art in my Texas hill country studio. Painting makes me feel alive, and my goal is to convey this visual joie de vivre to others.
I specialize in acrylics, with an emphasis on colorful, contemporary and semi-abstract paintings. My style has no definitive label, as I am constantly experimenting, growing, and going wherever a project takes me. My passion is painting dogs, and I am available for commissioned paintings from a photo of your pet. I also love capturing the art of nature in photos.
And I lived semi-happily ever after . . .
All paintings, drawings and photographs shown on my pages are Copyright, Sandra Goldner, 2013.