Sandra was born in Leyton, London 1962, moving to Basildon, Essex in 1966. She attended Southend Tech College 1979-1982 to complete a course in illustration &
printmaking. This included etching, monoprints, lino cuts, screenprinting & lithographs. She has an A-level & E.A.R.A.C Diploma in illustration & printmaking.
Upon finishing her course she moved to Jersey, C.I. Her many trips abroad have influenced her style, including Hong Kong, Argentina, Mexico, USA, Canada, Turkey, India & Europe.
Sandra has played tenor saxophone & sung in many bands, music being another important influence in her artwork.
After teaching art & running community projects back in Essex, Sandra moved to Bristol in 1987. She initially worked with elderly people with dementia, children, young people & adults with learning difficulties in a variety of settings. Then in 1996 she had her first solo(and successful) art exhibition. Sandra borrowed a friends flat in Clifton & over seventy people attended. She has since exhibited in numerous venues in Bristol, including:
Hope Centre, Hotwells
Chandos Road Cafe, Redland
The Downs Tearoom
Primrose Cafe, Clifton
Fishworks, st Nickolas Market
Accappella Cafe, Wells Road
Totterdown Art Trail
Windmill Hill Art Trail
She has illustrated the bookcover of "Echolands" for local author Geraldine Taylor.
She lives happily in Bristol with Martyn & their two daughters, Frankie & Amelie.