Sandy Byers was recently announced as the WINNER in the animal/wildlife category of the PASTEL JOURNAL magazine's international competition, Pastel 100. Her award winning piece can be seen in the April 2012 issue and also on her website.
Byers is an accomplished artist whose
work has consistently been selected for awards and publication in hardbound
books and magazines such as The Pastel
Journal and The Artist's Magazine.Her latest works have hung next to
world-renowned artists and Contemporary Masters such as Robert Bateman, Duffy
Sheridan, David Gray and Jeff Legg. She holds Signature status with The Pastel
Society of America, Pastel Society of the West Coast and the Northwest Pastel Society. She
is also a member of Oil Painters of America and Landscape Artists
PERSONAL STATEMENT When I'm not painting, I'm thinking about painting. I love being
an artist and when I was young I could hardly wait to grow up and call myself
one. I enjoy every part of the process of creating and I hope that is what
shows when you view my art. Art is a way for me to openly share my thoughts,
emotions, knowledge, and respect for this tremendous gift that brings me so
many ways to discover and enjoy the world around me.