Sandy Nelson is an artist, illustrator and graphic designer ~ creating art every day for work and for pleasure. She is a collector of odd and vintage ephemera and enjoys creating new work from the old, finding beauty all around.
Through color and paint and brushstrokes, I document everyday life through new eyes ~ from landscapes to still lifes to abstractions to playing with color and pattern. With each series I create, I like to try new techniques, often inspired by the work of other artists. I try to continually push my aesthetic sense.
I’m from Chicago originally and after spending three years working at Holden Village, a remote retreat center in the north Cascades mountains, I realized I really love the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. I decided to make my home Seattle where I live in Phinney Ridge with my husband, Chris, and daughter, Elsie.
One of our family’s favorite activities is to play music and sing together: Chris on the fiddle or guitar; Elsie on the fiddle or washboard; and me on the accordion! Sometimes we call ourselves “Whoa, Nellie!”