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About Sandi

Sandi Hester had her first painting lessons around her grandmother’s kitchen table during long summer visits in the countryside of Franklin, Tennessee. Her grandmother was a pottery artist and first exposed Sandi to the feel of a loaded paintbrush sliding across a surface. For Sandi, the subject, color, texture and enjoyment of the creative process are very important.

 

“I’m always aiming for a looseness - a suggestion of what’s really there. I try to capture the beauty of the scene and the feeling of color and warmth instead of recording the details of the scene. I'm not interested in the exactness - I'm interested in how it makes me feel. Painting this way tells you more about the image or scene than when grasping for the details.” - Sandi Hester

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EDUCATION

Auburn University 1994-1998 Bachelor of Psychology

SHOWS, EXHIBITS, & SALES

2024        Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2024        Morningside Gallery, Group Exhibition, Edinburgh, Scotland

2014        Solo Show at Rodelle’s

2014        Open Studio show & sale

2013        An Art Show to benefit The Frist Center for the Visual Arts at the Tennessee Art League Gallery with the Chestnut Group – my                       works entered sold out 

2013        Open Studio show & sale

2011        Women of Hope, Healing Hands International at David Lipscomb University

2010        Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center 

2009        Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center

2008        Open Studio show & sale 

2008        Solo Show at One Man’s Treasure Boutique

PUBLICATIONS

2024        In Her Studio Magazine

TEACHING

2024        Online Course: Memories Of The Landscape - Capturing Your Travels In Your Sketchbook

2024        Art Retreat in Italy with Uptrek, sold out

2023        Online Course: Painting Birds

2022        Online Course: Taking Notes In The Landscape

2022        Online Course: Everything You Want & Need To Know About Acrylics

2022        Penn Studio School of Art. Philadelphia, PA

2010-      Jonathan Edwards Classical Academy, Nashville, TN

2011

2010        Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center, Hendersonville, TN

2009        Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center, Hendersonville, TN

PODCASTS

2024        Learn To Paint Podcast, US, Episode 93

2024        Talking With Painters Podcast, Australia, Episode 154

2024        Talking With Painters Podcast, Australia, YouTube 

2023        Creative Catch Up, England, Episode 8 

2023        The Joy Of Sketching Podcast, England 

2022        Creative Ignite Podcast, US, Episode 423

2022        The Jeanne Oliver Podcast, US, Episode 54

2022        Sneaky Art Podcast, US, Episode 39

2022        Sneaky Art Podcast, US, Episode 38

2021        Authentic Obsessions, US, Episode 31

2021        Art Wank, Australia, Episode 72

2021        Authentic Obsessions, US, Episode 45

OTHER PROJECTS

2018-      YouTube Content Creator - making bi-weekly art videos 

GUEST SPEAKER

2022       Guest speaker on Laura Horn’s Creative Blend program, Australia

2021       Art Expert Speaker at Master Mind Class hosted by Megan Johnson

2021       Guest Expert Speaker for Jeanne Oliver

 

AFFILIATIONS

2012-    The Chestnut Group, Plein Air Painters for the Land

2018

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