Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Sandy Moser has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.
Sandy is an award-winning artist based in Nova Scotia, Canada. Sandy was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 15th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.
Sandy’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.
Below are Sandy’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.
Sandy Moser is an international, award winning artist who is inspired to paint the wild creatures of the world. She is a self-taught artist and has taken many workshops over her art career. She has attended many workshops in watercolors, egg tempera and acrylics. Sandy has also studied wildlife art with Canadian artists Ron Decker and Derek Wicks. Her recent realistic paintings of wildlife are painted in acrylics with many glazes, but she also paints animals in gouache, pastels, scratchboard, and watercolor.
The beauty of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada has been the inspiration for many of Sandy’s seacapes, landscapes and wildlife paintings. The ocean and lakes provide her with many images from which to paint. Since living along the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia, she has had the opportunity to study and photograph many species of birds, inparticular, the common loon. Sandy has been painting endangered species for several years, as well as animals that are indigenous to Canada.
Sandy has won over 60 international awards, of which six have been “Best of Show”. Her latest accolade was in January 2019 when her painting “Momma’s Treasures” won first place in the “Animals” Art Exhibition for the Contemporary Art Room Online Gallery. Several of her paintings have been published in two of the Richeson 75 Animals, Birds, and Wildlife books and, also in the book AcrylicWorks2 –Radical Breakthroughs. Sandy was also a featured artist in the Visual Language Magazine. Also, in 2015 she was a featured artist in the Truro Daily News regarding the “Fins, Fur and Feathers Show” at Visual Voice Gallery in Truro.
Her work has been shown on the following online galleries – Still Point Gallery, My Art Contest, Light, Space & Time Gallery, Raebec Gallery, Richeson Gallery, Fusion Art and Contemporary Art Room. Sandy’s paintings are now in private collections in many parts of Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Europe.
Painting is entirely for my pleasure and fulfillment. I am driven to create images on canvas and paper. It is something that I cannot stop. It is like breathing – it is a required part of my existence. It’s who I am and its part of my soul. To be able to create a story, an action, an image, is a wonderful passion to have. When the brush goes into my hand, something takes over and I am lost in the creative process.
I hope that my realistic style captures the essence of the animals and birds that I paint. The dominant theme in my paintings is the relationship between the environment and the animal and the bond between mother and baby. Raising babies in the wild is a challenging job. The young ones of any species face a tenuous existence and realistically may not live out the year.
Through my paintings, I want the viewer to be able to appreciate the scenery and habitat and the beauty of these creatures. Perhaps then, they will understand how important it is that each of us must do our part to try to preserve the environment especially for their habitat. I believe that each individual has a responsibility to co-exist on this planet in a way that respects and protects wildlife and their surroundings. If we don’t protect our lands, our waters and our animals and birds, then who will?
Sandy’s website is www.sandymoserart.ca.