October 24, 2018
Artists supporting other artists creates a creative community! Hair & Makeup artistry are ways we express our creative passions. We love all forms of art and are always looking for ways to become inspired and connect with other artists! We are excited to feature Sandy Welch: Artist of color and bold expression. Read though this week’s blog for her bio and works of art. We currently have some of her paintings featured in our KiSSandMaKeUp studio!
CRAZY FOR COLOR
PAINTINGS BY SANDY WELCH
Sandy is the consummate artist. Using vibrant palettes of vivid hues, her work embodies a fresh, feminine, and passionate perspective. Whatever she does, she does it colorfully!
Sandy consistently endeavors to capture the essence of her subjects, be it the pose of a fashionista, a lively beach scene, a coquettish shoe or a inquisitive Lamb. Along with a representational approach, Sandy’s push and turn toward abstraction and non-figurative renderings signals an evolving signature style; the themes and provocative palette have remained constant, but she has embraced a new manner of expressing them. With energetic mark makings and gestural flourishes of delight, she manages to keep her artistic voice fresh and full of ephemeral elements of enthusiasm and liveliness. Painting is her pulse and many of her paintings POP with provocative color and flirtatious style.
Sandy looks to and through all her daily experiences as sources of inspiration. Painting, gardening, decorating, and currently working as a freelance make-up artist for Chanel allow her to be creative. Festivity and joy are the foundation of Sandy’s work, ones which she celebrates not only with each viewer, but also with her furry critics and studio mates, Tootsie her dog and his cat cousin Maurice Matisse.
Sandy’s work has graced various galleries and art consortiums, including the Fisher Gallery at the Farmington Valley Arts Center, Chase Gallery at the Jewish Community Center, West Hartford, West Hartford Art League, Asylum Hill Congregational Church, Hartford Stage, Real Art Ways, On Twenty and the New Britain Museum of American Art. She was the featured artist for the English Room’s Artist Spotlight. Sandy has been featured in the Hartford Courant, West Hartford Public Television, Farmington Valley Arts Center Connections, and has appeared as Artist magazine’s featured artist. The Hartford Courant featured her “Cakes on Canvas” praising her whimsical cake series, while the New England Home Magazine displayed her vibrant beach series.
“Painting is not just a hobby, it is vital to my life. Summer is my mirror and fashion is my muse. My palette is filled with the delicious colors of summer. The reaction to my work is joy and happiness. I wouldn’t want it any other way. I’m excited and inspired by the welcoming world that surrounds me, an island’s hydrangea, a stretch of sand and beach umbrellas, a fashionable figure and, yes, all kinds of animals. This is how I choose to create my life and my art”