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Sandra Power

Sandra Power was born 1938 in Hull, England. She was educated at the Hull High School of Art and Crafts, where her early passion for art was nurtured. She came to the United States in 1962, married, and took her husband's name of Murphy.

She studied drawing and painting with Edmond Archer, at the Corcoran College of Art, Washington DC. Her budding career as an artist took a major detour, following the birth of twin sons, prompting her focus to shift toward raising a family and pursuing a career as a professional nurse.In 1990 she returned to her maiden name and to her first love; painting.

Now, she finds that the richness of her life experience inspires her art both spiritually and creatively. This is reflected in her skillfully rendered still lifes which express a unique sensibility and engage the viewer on several levels.

In the summer of 2002, Power moved to Seattle, Washington where she lives near her two sons. She has participated in group and solo shows on the East and West Coasts where her works are included in numerous private and public collections.

I choose objects that interact in interesting relationship with one another. The items selected are humble owning a patina that shows the wear and history of time. Some have strong, dynamic shapes that contrast against the foil of simpler forms. The goal is to wed the separate parts in such a way that they contribute to the whole in perfect harmony together. My tonal, minimalist approach aims to capture a mood of peace and stillnesss to create a moment of calm in our often chaotic world.

Born 1938 Hull, England

2010 Quiet Spaces Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, Washington
2004 Making Arrangements Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Washington 2003
Reflections Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2001 Sandra Power: Paintings Dumbarton Concert Gallery, Washington DC
1995 People and Places Gallery West, Alexandria, Virginia

2010 Oil Painters of America, 19th National Juried Exhibition Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
2009 Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Juried Exhibition Howard Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, Washington Pacific Northwest Art Annual (juried exhibition) Cultural Forum at the University of Oregon International Guild of Realism (juried exhibition) Weatherburn Gallery, Naples, Florida
2008 Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Juried Exhibition Devin Galleries, Couer d'Alene, Idaho Artists of Building C Gallery 63 Eleven, Seattle, Washington
2007 Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Juried Exhibition Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, California Group Exhibition Union Square Gallery, San Francisco, California Group Exhibition Woodside/Braseth Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2006 Gallery and Invited Artists; Summer Exhibition Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY Summer Salon Woodside/Braseth Gallery, Seattle, Washington Spring Salon Woodside/Braseth Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2005 An Uncommon Stillness Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2004 Stay in the Tunnel Gallery 63 Eleven, Seattle, Washington
2003 Choose Hope Series 2 (juried exhibition) SGI-USA Seattle Culture Center, Tukwila, Washington 94-02 Multiple juried exhibitions The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia
1994 "94" Gallery West, Alexandria, Virginia Vive la Difference! Stewart Mott House, Washington DC
1993 Different Points of View Gallery West, Alexandria, Virginia

65-67 Corcoran College of Art, Washington DC 92-96 The Art League School, Alexandria, Virginia AWARDS
Finalist; Artist's Magazine,Still Life competition, 2009 (3 paintings awarded) Finalist; Artist's Magazine, Still Life competition, 2007 (3 paintings awarded) Finalist; Artist's Magazine, Still Life competition, 2006

Oil Painters of America International Guild of Realism

Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington Mr and Mrs Bill Frissell, Seattle, Washington Mr and Mrs Arthur T. Downey, Bethesda, Maryland Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC Ms Kathleen O'Grady, President New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

American Art Collector, editorial, August 2009 American Art Collector 'Artist Focus' July 2009 Artist Magazine, feature article, May 2009 American Art Collector, editorial, 2007 Sedrat Arts Calendar, 2003


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