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Sandra is a multi award winning New Zealand Artist. Sandra was finalist in the 2012 Bi Annual New Zealand Portrait Awards (Adam Portrait Awards) Sandra was a recent finalist in the prestigious James Wallace Art Awards. Sandra is a full time artist on Waiheke Island and is known for her colourful vibrant acrylic paintings. Stylistically, Sandra has been compared to Rita Angus, painting a wide range of subject matter, including people, buildings, beach scenes and angels. Sandra's works of art have found their way to homes of collectors as far a field as the USA, Saudi Arabia, England, Japan, Germany and Australia.
Sandra exhibits locally and throughout New Zealand.
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“From the day I picked up a brush I felt I had found my reason for being”.
Sandra Marie Adams lives on a small island off the coast of New Zealand.
Sandra’s work is often driven by a strong autobiographical element. Her paintings are mostly an outward manifestation of the world inside her head. Sandra loves to always be challenging herself as an artist. As a result her subject matter tends to varied. Sandra describes herself as a colourist and uses colour to evoke mood and emotion.
Waiheke Island, where she lives, features strongly in her paintings. Often the beautiful seascapes are used as the background for a story, comment or observation.
Sandra has always been passionate about the injustices in the world and the interplay of good and evil. Sandra often explores these themes in her art. Sandra has also endlessly questioned the validity of the conventional biblical stories. She enjoys portraying her own controversial version of the truth through her art.
A Selection of Recent Exhibitions
2008 - Waitakere Art Awards - selected
2009 - James Wallace Art Awards
2009 - Art Map Listers Exhibition Waiheke Community Art Gallery
2010 - Waiheke Community Art Gallery - Waiheke Winter Festival
2010 - Pocket Rockets, ROCCA Gallery, Dunedin
2011- New Zealand Portrait Awards – selected
2012- Members Show – Waiheke Art Gallery
2012 - The New Zealand Art Show Wellington – selected
2012 – Waiheke Heats Up Waiheke Art Gallery
2013 -The YOUnite Tour International Art Tour – Aiken Gallery South Carolina USA
Nashville TN, Huntsville AL
1998 - Winner: Waiheke Art Awards
2002 - Finalist:The Pumphouse Art Awards
2002 - Finalist: NorthArt Art Awards
2005 - Finalist:The Pumphouse Art Awards
2008 - Winner -Merit Award – Portrait – Waitakere Art Awards
2009 - Finalist James Wallace Art Awards
2012 - Finalist New Zealand Portrait Awards
2013 - Winner - Best in Show - The YOUnite International Art Tour - Aiken Gallery South Carolina USA