I'm a Scot and a Canadian, who's proud to call Canada home. I'm a painter and printmaker with degrees and diplomas in art, psychology, business, music and Montessori teaching. A creator, a lover of life, a mother, grandmother and a friend. I've been making a living making art for over 35 years. My prints and big paintings are in private and corporate collections, movies, ads and in your homes - what more could I ask? (If you don't have "Sandy Brand" of your own yet check out my Gallery!) My students think I may be contagious. Their creativity is leading them to become ecstatic over things like a neat crack in the side-walk, or a space between branches in a tree .... I'm glad. Call me for an appointment.
Some of the collections I have paintings in are: Apple Canada, Ciba Geigy, Du Pont Pharma, Drs. C. & R. Paton, Paris, France, E.M.I. (Records), Financial Times of Canada, George Wimpey Canada, D. Metcalfe & Partner, Toronto, Minicom Data Corporation Ltd., Mobile Oil Canada (Calgary), North York Hydro, Proctor & Gamble, Royal Bank, Royal Trust, Sanctuaire de Montreal, Secretary of State Office, Ottawa, Sony of Canada Ltd., Texaco, Tridel Corp., York Trillium Development, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo.
I've been asked to write a short "artist's statement": Im a story teller in paint instead of words. My work expresses my emotions and my spirituality. In sharing some of it with you I become vulnerable, human and "right-sized". I'd like my work to touch your soul and energise your love of life.