Sandra, her partner Bob and their dogs, Tessie and Winston, made a seachange in 2013 by escaping the heat in WA and moving from Perth to Penguin on the NW coast of Tasmania. In January 2021 they relocated to Launceston to be closer to family.
Sandra taught Art and English in WA Secondary Schools and senior colleges for 25 years but it was only when she retired from full-time teaching that she had the time or energy to pursue her own creativity.
Sandra has exhibited in many exhibitions around Perth and environs and her work is in collections in the UK, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Sweden, South Africa and of course, Australia.
Amongst her achievements since beginning her art career have been articles about her work and techniques in the January, 2009 and October 2014 issues of ‘The Australian Artist’ magazine. In 2014, Sandra co-ordinated two 'Tasmanian' editions of the 'Australian Artist (September and October) featuring very talented artists from this picturesque isle.
September and October 2017 saw two more articles about Sandra's work published in the 'Australian Artist' - this time focussing on her encaustic techniques.
In 2017, she was invited to be a demonstrating artist at Launceston Art Society's 'Artists in Action' at Eskleigh House in Perth, Tasmania.
2018 saw her invited to run a five day encaustic workshop at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba.
Sandra is past Secretary and President of The West Australian Society of Arts and was a member of the Watercolour Society of WA (juried admission). She has become actively involved in the North West Art Circle, the Burnie Coastal Art Group and The Launceston Art Society.
Since moving to Tasmania her work has been hung in many exhibitions, including Tasart and Artex and she has had seven solo exhibitions.