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"[She] has a deft, painterly way of depicting forms in light. Sharply edged shapes tend to be isolated against an artificially flat ground."
Painter Sandra Flood, is a full-time, self-taught artist who started her oil painting career in a small Mechanics Street studio and gallery in New Hope, Bucks County in the 1980s. Painting on linen, mylar and paper, her work is primarily figurative, imbued with subtle yet compelling emotion. She believes "less is more" when it comes to her art work.
Flood admires a great range of both contemporary and historic artists who have had a deep influence on her painting, including Egon Schiele, Lucian Freud, Edward Degas, Robert Motherwell, James Whistler, and Antonio Lopez-Garcia.
Her most recent works reside in private collections nationally as well as in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Flood has and continues to exhibit locally as well as in Chicago, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Austin, Texas.
She resides in a 160 year old house in Frenchtown, New Jersey, with her husband Michael, a woodworker, and their scrappy dog, Degas.
Sandra Flood. Image courtesy of the artist. James A. Michener Art Museum archives.
Teachers and Influences
Egon Schiele, Lucian Freud, Edward Degas, Robert Motherwell, James Whistler, and Antonio Lopez-Gracia.
Connection to Bucks County
Sandra Flood initially lived in and had a studio on Mechanics Street in New Hope in the 1980s. She currently resides in Frenchtown, New Jersey with her husband, a wood worker, and their dog.
Artistic Community and Colleagues
Pat Martin, Eric Sparre, Myles Cavanaugh, Anna Bayon, Colette Sexton, John Kane, Henry Lindnmeyer, Stacie Speer Scott
Major Solo Exhibitions
Three Cranes Gallery, New Hope, PA, 1987, 1988
Armadillo Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 1987
Kellers Cellar Gallery, New Hope, PA, 1988-1989
The Ferry House, Lambertville, NJ, 1993
Blackburn and Yates, Frenchtown, NJ, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999
Keller Fine Art, Frenchtown, NJ, 1997
Judith Racht Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2000
Michael John Fine Art, Frenchtown, NJ, 2001-2003
Judith Racht Gallery, Harbert, MI, 2005
Major Group Exhibitions
Artsbridge Member Show, Lambertville, NJ, 1996
Gallery 37, Summit, NJ, 1997
Facts Aids Benefit, Lambertville, NJ, 1997
OEP Group Show, Lambertville, NJ, 1998
Forrest Scott Gallery, Short Hills, NJ, 1998
Hrefna Jonsdottir Gallery, Lambertville, NJ, 1999
Artworks 2000, Trenton, NJ, 2000
White Oak Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2000
Atelier Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ, 2000
Judith Racht Galleries, Harbert, MI and Chicago, IL, 1999, 2000, 2005/2008
Michael John Fine Art, Frenchtown, NJ, 2001, 2002, 2003
Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2003, 2004
Masters and Mavericks, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2004
Munson Meyers, Santa Fe, NM, 2005, 2006
F8 Fine Art, Austin, TX, 2005, 2007
The Christmas Tree that Cried, illustrated children's film, 1987
The Peoples Choice Award, River Run Gallery, Lambertville, NJ, 1994
Figurative Painter Award, Phillips' Mill Annual Art Exhibition, New Hope, PA, 1994
Oil Painting Award, 14th Annual Metro Show, Newark, NJ, 1995
Thulmann Painters Award, Bianco Gallery Juried Show, Buckingham, PA, 1995
Oil Painting Award, Contemporary Realism, Juror Sidney Goodman, Philadelphia, PA, 1996
Laurie Hoffman Award, Bianco Gallery Show, Buckingham, PA, 1997
Figure and Portrait Painting Award, Phillips' Mill Annual Art Exhibition, New Hope, PA, 1998
Painting Award, Phillips' Mill Annual Art Exhibition, New Hope, PA, 2001, 2002, 2004