Sandi Nardone has created art for as long as she can remember. “My mother says that when I was four years old I made my own ‘earrings’ by drawing and coloring flowers, cutting them out, and stringing them on bobby pins.”
As a stay-at-home mom, Sandi raised three children while running a small business making porcelain dollhouse dolls in period costumes. The dolls were sold on Fifth Avenue in New York and were featured in several books. Sandi went back to college and became an award-winning graphic artist/designer for several large corporations, worked freelance, and performed contract work. “My work satisfied my creative needs, and it wasn’t until I retired nine years ago that I decided to devote myself to painting full-time.”
Studying under several artists whose work she admired, Sandi began to form her own style working exclusively in oils, painting on panels. Her style is representational, with some aspects of impressionism. She loves to paint portraits, landscapes, florals, and still life, and she welcomes commissions.
Education: 1995-96 Studied at Mason Gross School of Fine Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 1993 Associate Degree in Arts, Brookdale Community College, Middletown, NJ
Solo Exhibitions: 2018 Crossroads Art Center, featured artist - Ellis Island Immigrants: Faces of America 2018 Petersburg Area Art League, VA - A Few of My Favorite Things 2017 Petersburg Area Art League, VA - Ellis Island Immigrants: Faces of America 2017 Governor’s Land, Williamsburg, VA 2016 Richmond General Assembly Building: Immigrants Portraits, VA 2015 Sentara Regional Medical Center, Williamsburg
VA Selected Private Collections: Richmond, VA Chesterfield, VA Williamsburg, VA Marlboro, NJ Tinton Falls, NJ Cincinnati, OH Jennings, LA Mt. Pleasant, SC Charleston, SC Clearwater, FL Tampa, FL Clermont, FL Galveston, TX Quebec, QC London, England~