The posters for the 2018 National Fine Art Show & Auction features Living Wild by Sandra Haynes. Sandra is also participating in this show with her display booth.
Sandra grew up in the rural setting of Molalla in the Willamette Valley of Western Oregon. Rich in wildlife and diverse woodlands, she spent much of her time in the Cascade Mountains studying nearly untouched wilderness. With a family of outdoorsmen as her teachers and guides, she was immersed in the world of wildlife and the woods.
Combined with a constant desire to draw, wildlife art was a natural path to follow.
Sandra has a home in the desert country of Eastern Oregon, and travels much of the west, gathering the reference photos of animals, birds and landscapes that she uses in her works of art in Scratchboard, Oils and Graphite Pencil.
The rest of her time is spent in the studio creating or traveling to attend shows. She is a published author and has written several Scratchboard instructional books and stories about her adventures as an artist. All are available on Amazon.
Sandra is a juried Signature Member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists, and also recently won the Nancy McLaughlin Award in 2015 and Best of Show, Mixed Media Miniature in 2016 at the Oldfield Show in Puyallup, Washington and Best of Show, Drawn Media in 2015 and 2014, and Artists Choice in 2012 at the Western Heritage Show in Great Falls, Montana.