Who is Sandy Brand?

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.

August 11, 2015

 

 

 

Watercolour does need water, but it needs colour just as much, so start by droping a little water on each colour in your pallette to soften them a bit.  

 

Using my brush, I may dampen parts of my paper, (not all of it); some large patches and some small, with cl...

February 12, 2015

In 2005 I was honoured to be selected by Emaar International in Dubai to represent us as "Canada's artist".  I was one of twenty painters from around the world who were flown into the United Arab Emerates.

 

Each day a private bus picked us up at our hotel and took us to...

February 12, 2015

I painted another mural recently, in acrylics on my grandson's nursery wall in Australia.  I could have carried on all the way around the room I was having so much fun!   There's a cat family living in the tree-house; and a bluebird is delivering their mail while the o...

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