Colour in Your Life featured artist Sandi Lear appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Twenty Two (22).
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An artist passionately addicted to watercolour, Sandi Lear is a retired Paramedic/Officer-in-Charge and Physicians Assistant. Having spent some 16 years travelling the world, including sailing her oceans, Sandi has been immersed in the wildlife and wild places of this planet, providing a wealth of inspiration.
With no previous art experience, Sandi Lear began painting in 2012 after a life-changing event. Her first work won Best Emerging Artist and she has since gained a global reputation and collector base, and is a Signature Member of the prestigious Artists for Conservation.
Capturing the essence of her subject with exquisite focus leaving the remainder in semi-abstracted form, Sandi uses allegory to draw thoughtful parallels between her subject and the human condition, often depicting her dedication to help protect endangered species and the wild places of our planet.
“Her work is soulful, spontaneous, provoking an emotive response, sparking a memory or transporting one to a special place; filling the work with atmosphere and emotion.” Santa Fean Magazine
Sandi works freely and loosely allowing her choice of pigments to move and interact with the water and each other in a dance across the paper, rarely mixing in the palette.
Sandi Lear’s extensive inspiration includes light, nature, the plight of endangered species, places and people, experiences, clouds, watercolour skies, anything with light on it, or a story to tell!
Her work is represented internationally and features in private collections in Australia, the USA, China and Europe.
Sandi also creates a special annual painting for ANZAC Day the giclees of which help to raise money for “Soldier On” and “Path of the Horse”, donating other works to raise funds and awareness for animal conservation, currently koalahospital.org, Living with Wolves, and Project Orangutan.
For more of Sandi Lear’s work, see her website here.
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Original Air Date: 13th August 2021