Sandy says, “Watercolor workshops should be fun, not intimidating. We laugh a lot in my classes.” She combines an enthusiasm for watercolors, and boundless energy to make her classes enjoyable. Sandy’s step-by-step teaching approach, sprinkled with a sense of humor helps students gain confidence as well as new skills.
A gallery owner once described Sandy’s colors as “exuberant”. Sandy admits color is her passion. “But it is value that adds the drama”, she reminds us.
Sandy is represented by Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, California. www.efgallery.com Her work can be seen on her website www.sandydelehanty.com.
Her watercolors have been accepted in numerous juried shows including the California Watercolor Association’s National Open Show, the San Diego Watercolor Society’s National Open Show, and the California State Fair, often winning awards. Her paintings have been published in “The Best of Flower Painting 2” and “Splash 9” published by North Light Books. And as a Finalist in an International competition for flower painters her painting “Mendocino Rhodies” was published in International Artists Magazine. She was recently interviewed for an article in August 2009, edition of Southwest Art magazine.
An art major, Sandy received her Bachelor of Arts Degree and Secondary Teaching Credential from California State University at Chico. She has studied with top watercolor instructors including Robert E. Woods AWS, Frank Webb AWS, and Don Andrews AWS.