Featured artist Sandra Temple appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Eleven (11). Read a little bit about the artist here and support our site by joining and watching the episode below.
Sandra Temple is self-taught and has been a professional artist and illustrator for more than 26 years. During this time she has had a cartoon strip running for 8 years, designed numerous corporate logos, worked with the RSPCA, the Qld Police Force and quite a few City Councils as a cartoonist and illustrator. She has taught realistic drawing at numerous primary schools with a focus on conservational education, designed and made theatre costumes and sets as well as taught stage make-up, she has designed and made unique jewellery, illustrated 9 children’s books and written and illustrated 3 more.
In 1998 she started to organise art exhibitions for art groups and the Inaugural International Wildlife Exhibition in 1999, which took 2 years to organise, was a major challenge with 20 overseas artists exhibiting beside Australian ones. After previously holding the positions of President, Treasurer, Secretary and Editor, Sandra is again holding the position of President of the Qld Wildlife Artists Society Inc.
Although in previous years Sandra has exhibited a few times a year at the bigger shows, she finds it harder these days as her originals sell quickly and she is unable to keep up with demand. Her limited edition giclee reproductions sell well and are available from her website.
Concentrating her energy now on painting the worlds endangered species Sandra works in all mediums and is especially keen on mixed medium paintings. She is an art judge, an art teacher working with adults and children, a popular workshop tutor and is a product demonstrator for Faber-Castell. Sandra is also an internationally recognised Bodypainter working in advertising, special effects, film and events such as ComicCon and SuperNova as well as privately.
Support for Conservation:
Sandra Temple is an active member of many wildlife and conservation groups locally, nationally and internationally. Each year she chooses two local and one international wildlife conservation group to donate original artworks and limited edition giclee reproductions for fundraising. A percentage of many of her originals are also donated to ‘good causes’.
She insists that all funds raised from her donated paintings and prints are used for the cause and only supports groups where either ALL workers are volunteers or there are only a few paid workers. This is one of her solutions to deciding who she can help each year from the huge number of requests she gets to donate art and prints.
You can contact Sandra Temple via her website http://www.sandratemple.com/
Original Air Date: 7th November 2015