Sandy Lindblad, Grass Valley Member Since May 2013 Artist Statement Sandy Lindblad, a Grass Valley contemporary pet portrait artist, has a unique style between impressionism/expressionism. She graduated from the Art Academy in San Francisco back in the 80s, with two BFA’s, one in Advertising and one in Illustration. After graduation, she painted “Western” paintings and sold them at street fairs. As time went on, about 5 years ago her business, “Lindblad Studios”, was born. She now creates with passion, animals in a colorful, expressionistic manner, catching the feeling of peoples pets in art. Using pastels and acrylics, Sandy enjoys seeing the animals come alive on canvas. Since childhood, Sandy has always drawn and painted cats, dogs and farm animals. She now is regularly commissioned to create forever paintings of peoples’ pets in art. Each year her business is almost doubling, and now selling all over the United States. Her art can also be found at the Artists Collaborative Gallery in Old Sacramento at 129 K St. and at Auburn Old Town Gallery on 218 Washington St in Auburn. She's thrilled to be able to create that forever painting, using clients photos and her own. If you would like to see more of her work please go to www.sandylindblad.com or lindbladstudios.com (for originals). Animals speak to Sandy, and alive on the canvas they are created in her studio.