Campbell began to study art after retiring from teaching. She always had an interest in art, just not the time to pursue it, so she incorporated the arts into her middle-school English classes at every opportunity. After retirement, she enrolled in college classes in drawing, watercolor and the use of colored pencils. Later she studied under master pastelist Thelma Davis of Placerville for three years. Since then she attended workshops conducted by pastel artists Gil Dellinger, Clark Mitchell and others.
Besides pastels, Campbell has long been interested in the possibilities represented by collage. Last year she completed a class at Cosumnes River College in collage and assemblage which has opened up new avenues of creation. A few of her pieces have been fabricated from cup-up pastel artworks. Others are made from rice and other torn or cut papers. Most recently Campbell took up a challenge to paint 30 pieces in 30 days. This led to experimentation with acrylic paints, including mixed media and abstracts.
Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to meet Sandra Campbell at the reception in her honor on Saturday, March 7, from 4 to 7 p.m., as part of the region’s First Saturday Art Trek. She is one of the local artists exhibiting at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street. Besides original paintings, Sutter Creek Gallery offers many affordable items including prints, cards, jewelry, gourds and fiber arts. The gallery is open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information, call 209-267-0228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE FROM THE ARTIST: I will be the featured artist for March at Sutter Creek Gallery and will have a reception in my honor on Saturday, March 7, from 4 to 7 p.m., as part of the region’s First Saturday Art Trek. Since Spring is just around the corner I decided to highlight florals for this show. However, landscapes and abstracts will also be represented. Some images are pastel paintings while others are mixed media and collage. The majority of these are recent works that have not been shown. Those of you who followed my recent challenge to complete a painting a day for 30 days will be familiar with some of them. I hope you can join me on the 7th to visit with me, see my work, and enjoy the wine and refreshments.
Hope to see you on the 7th.Sandy