All About Me

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.3722251622_fe126bb2dd_z

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.


15 responses to “All About Me

  1. Hi Sandy,

    I like what you do and thought you might enjoy checking out my blog.

    I’m just finding my way as yet, and checking out blogs and found your website.

    All the best to you, your work is great,

    Ciao, Katrina.

  2. Hi Sandy,

    Finally getting a chance to check out your website and blog after 7 months. I really enjoyed your work, especially the greeting cards. Would love to see those images large-scale!

    Also, related totally to your recent blog posts. Keep them coming!

    Kim Caple

  3. Dear Sandy,
    I think your work is amazing! It has healing properties to it and genuinely fills my heart with love. I’m so honored to have you as a new friend, and would love to do a feature about you on my blog. Send me your email address and let me know if you are on facebook. I’ll contact you soon to let you know when I plan to feature you on my blog plus if I have any questions before I post it. I’m a fan for life, and am grateful you found me, Sandy.

    Thank you for joining Hope Rocks! After you make your Hope Rocks and place them out for others to find, let me know in an email, please. That way I can direct peeps to your post about the HR & how you did it. I can’t wait to see them!! I can only imagine the love you will paint on them. Abundant blessings to you, dear one~ Lille (sounds like lily)

    • Lille,
      You are so sweet. What wonderful things to say about my work. I am the one who is honored that you like my work. I find you so inspirational. And, yes, I would love to be featured on your blog. I’ll contact you with my information. And I’m really excited about the whole idea of painting the Hope Rocks! Thank you for the blessings. 🙂

  4. Helen F. Ray

    Hi Sandy:
    Not sure whether you remember me or not. I met you at the outdoor craft fair in Dorchester about two years ago. I sell soap.

    I was reading the letters in Oprah magazine and came across your name. Made me smile and say “I know her”. Decided to let you know and realized that I had your website and checked it out. I noticed that you had posted it there also. What a wonderful site, and I love your artwork. I do remember that you love colors.

  5. Maura Shipman

    Hi Sandy,
    I just saw the article in our local paper about your drawing & comments appearing in Oprah’s magazine. Congrats! I love the positive and confident message the drawing expresses, and the vivid and peaceful colors in your other paintings are beautiful. You have a true gift : )
    Your friend & neighbor, Maura

  6. M. Bowen

    Melanie here! I enjoyed this blog, please email me–I have a question about your blog. MelanieLBowen[at]gmail[dot]com

  7. Hi Sandy…thank you for visiting my blog..I feel honored. You are truly talented! I was wondering if you could share with me how you were able to submit for O’s Magazine…That would be such a wonderful accomplishment for me as well…
    P.S. I created a new blog button would love if you grabbed that one too…Adding you to mine!

  8. Hi Sandy: I like your free-form artwork and drawings. I found you through an art/blog link, I think at Artists in Blogland. I’m at Blogger but working my way to WordPress. I’m inspired by your blog.

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