Sandy moved to New Bern in 2001 after having lived in Berlin, Germany, for three years. While there, she had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe and visit many galleries and museums. In Berlin, she studied oil painting at the Technical University and led art tours throughout the city. She has studied under Miles Batt, Tony Couch, Skip Lawrence, Jeff Jakub, and Dan Nelson.
She has a BA in Art History with a dual minor in English and Studio Art from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut. Her artwork has been showcased at the former Baxter’s Fine Art, Bear Hand Art Factory, and the Bank of the Arts.
Sandy has taught art to children and adults in Connecticut and New Bern. She served on the Board of Directors of the Craven Arts Council & Gallery, is a member of the Twin Rivers Artists’ Association and the North Carolina Watercolor Society, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Community Artist Will.