Sandra Wagstaff – Statement
I paint in a realistic style allowing each subject to tell its own story through my brushstrokes. I find inspiration in the simple beauty of a still life arrangement, the softness of a petal or the delight of a child at play.
A number of years ago, a friend and I would take our Girl Guide group hiking. While she was anxious to reach our destination, I was enthralled by the plants, shadows and views along our path. This sense of discovery continues to inspire my work as an artist.
I have been very fortunate in recent years to have the opportunity to travel around North America and to many spots in the wider world. I have found that my digital photographs can capture a moment and a memory of the people and places I’ve seen. But, it is through my paintings that I relate their heart and soul.