A degree in Interior Design that included extensive studies in 2D and 3D art and art history, with many years of classes and workshops with internationally known artists including Jeanne Dobie, Elizabeth Ross, Maude Gatewood, Charles Reid, and the renowned watercolorist, Zoltan Szabo among others, has given Sandra the background to express her art in oils and watercolors.
She has exhibited in many shows, solo and group, including the juried Watercolor Society of NC show, Toe River Arts Council two-person show and Mayland Community College two-person show. In 2010 she was guest artist at ALHC in Hendersonville with a solo exhibit. She has won many awards, most recently at the 2010 Blue Ridge Parkway Plein Air Competition. She inspired the Toe River Arts Council Annual Paint Out approaching its fifth year in May 2011.
In 2008 Sandra founded and is current President of the Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild. She is very active in the local arts community in Burnsville where she lives with her husband.