My name is Sandy Coleman. I am an artist engaged in play. I am driven by an unrelenting curiosity and desire to explore various mark-making materials and concepts revolving around the beauty, power and mystery of women. My acrylic paintings and mixed media collage works reflect my fascination with the unspoken language of patterns, which connects me to my Alabama roots, where my grandmother’s handmade quilts spoke volumes square-by-square.
My creations have been featured on HGTV, in Oprah magazine, and in exhibitions at colleges, museums and galleries in the Boston and Providence area.
I am most proud of my small-but-meaningful contribution to the effort to help the victims of domestic abuse by designing an original ceramic plate every two years to be auctioned off at the REACH for the Stars celebrity fundraising event.
I am currently a magazine editor, after spending 20 years as a journalist working for the Orlando Sentinel and most recently the Boston Globe. Words fill my days, but images fuel my nights.