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 and a little magic pixie dust, I now spend my days as an artist, photographer and home stager in the beautiful Texas hill country. 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 Presley, 2018.