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Featured Artist of the Month – February

Sandra Baker-Hinton

Sandra Baker-Hinton, although a Signature member of the National Watercolor
Society, the Georgia Watercolor Society, and the Tennessee Watercolor Society
she works in many other media. She has had work accepted in many juried
shows, winning numerous awards. Her work has been featured on the covers of
both the National and the Tennessee Watercolor Society’s show catalogs. She
has won numerous awards regionally as well as in national shows. She was a founding member of In-Town Gallery, a co-op gallery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the oldest gallery in the Chattanooga area.

Moving to Amelia Island over in 2002 to devote herself to being a full time artist,
she immediately rented a studio in the historic district of Fernandina Beach. After
having a studio or gallery in the Historic District ever since her Florida move, she
has just moved her studio to her home.

In addition to painting she is also a fused glass artist creating one of a kind glass
critters from recycled glass. In 2003 she volunteered for Sea Turtle Patrol at Fort
Clinch State Park. She is just being recognized for her 20 years of service there.
This opened up another genre, photography, as a means of documenting her Sea
Turtle patrol experiences and her rehabbing of orphaned wildlife. Her photographs
have been published in many magazines and other publications since then.
Sandra was raised in a small Appalachian community in North East Tennessee.
Her first three years of education were spent in a one room school. She went on
to receive an Art Degree from East Tennessee State University.

 

Artists Statement:
Becoming and artist is an ongoing challenge for me. Trying new things, always
wanting to learn from others, and creating new and challenges has never changed
throughout my art career. I hope I never loose that urge to go beyond what I know.

Today I am influenced by nature in all forms. My abstracts I consider to be
landscapes and my other paingings are just different interpretations of that
subject. Using all the tools offered from the basic rules of composition to the latest
in materials and techniques, always leave me wanting to learn to do it all.
Suppression of that urge has been my biggest challenge.