Artist Bio: Sandra Michele Knight

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Artist Bio - Sandra Michele Knight

Coming from a creative family I was exposed to artistic pursuits at an early age and found in drawing a satisfying pastime that my parents actively encouraged.  Later on I completed a full time two year Art and Design course covering the principles of perspective, anatomy, drawing from life, design principles, colour theory etc.  I was unable to take up painting due to family and work commitments till many years later.

I have been exhibiting, selling and winning awards for my work for about 20 years and consider myself as self taught.  Along the way I have gained my painting knowledge through watching demonstrations, doing workshops and years of personal experimentation.

For many years I worked mainly in pastel, but know prefer the flexibility of Mixed Media, Acrylic and Oil on stretched canvas.  My work has become more abstracted in recent years, but I firmly believe the traditional basics as being essential to diversify and progress.

My inspiration comes from an emotional feeling when I am attracted to the colour, movement, beauty and light in the world around me, which I endeavour to translate to canvas in a way which inspires and uplifts the viewer.

A few of my highlights have been winning awards:

Best Painting in Show(any medium) to $800 at Camberwell Rotary Exhibition

Best Painting in Show - Kingswood College

Best Landscape/Seascape Oil in Show - Brighton Art Society Exhibition

Best Pastel in Show - Waverley Art Society Annual Exhibition

Best Pastel in Show - Spring Exhibition - Sherbrooke Art Society

Best Pastel in Show - Mount Waverley Art Exhibition

Plus many Commended and Highly Commended Awards at various Art Exhibition around Victoria, Group Exhibitions and The Australian Guild of Realist Artists.  Commissioned to paint a Local Scene by Knox Leader Newspaper.  Exhibited in Without Pier, Mulgrave, Sherbrooke and AGRA Galleries.

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