The Artist Sandee Carlson: Sandee
grew up in a small town in West Virginia. She moved to California at
the age of 18 where she started a banking career which spanned 30 plus
years. Even though she worked hard at the banking profession, climbing
her way up the corporate ladder, her heart was always dedicated to the
As a child Sandee loved color and beauty. Her mother’s
God given talent to decorate their home with an amazing flare inspired
Sandee and instilled a love for decorating while giving her soul a thirst
to create and recreate. You will often see the warmth of a home in her
paintings. Sandee’s dad was a Coal Miner in his younger years
where he spent time studying electronics by the light on his miner’s
cap. Due to his drive and tenacity he became a well known inventor prior
to his death in 1982. Sandee’s dad’s drive, focus and love
of creating are evident in her artwork. After Sandee’s recovery
from breast cancer, she picked up a paintbrush for the first time in
May, 2000 and it was at that moment in time that her life would be changed
forever. Sandee feels it was at that instant it became evident that
she was born to paint and it had now been revealed to her.
She works on her art for hours on end without tiring.
Sandee’s Art comes from within, not from photos. Sandee’s
soul is at rest while painting. Her husband Doug recognized her ability
and encouraged her to do what she loved most, paint. As a gift, Doug
purchased the first easel encouraging Sandee to put her heart and soul
on canvas. Once Doug realized the talent that had been hidden within
Sandee all these years, he began his own journey. He believed so much
in her talents; Doug began planning for the future. First he created
a small home studio, and then he decided that Sandee would have her
own art gallery to share all these happy paintings with the world. He
continues to support her dream. He dreams her dreams.
Sandee wants to share the peace and joy of her paintings
with you. She is a humanitarian and also extremely compassionate. Her
warmth shines like a beacon through all the beautiful art pieces. She
is a self-taught artist who is extremely passionate about her work.
Sandee’s art definitely comes from the heart.
Entrepreneur Doug Carlson:
Doug was born in Minneapolis Mn and at the age of 18 he joined the
US Air Force. After serving 4 yrs
in the service he became a full time student at Sacramento State where
he earned his degree in business. Doug held 3 jobs during his college
years, but still managed to graduate at the top of his class. He
always been an entrepreneur seeing the glass half full instead of half
empty. Doug spent several years in the construction business putting
his creative talents to excellent use. He also worked in the banking
Doug and Sandee met in early 1989 and married in 1990.
They resided in Merced California with their daughter, Stephanie, Murphy
the cat and Special their dog until Nov 2004. Stephanie was off at College;
therefore, Doug and Sandee took a leap of faith and moved to Cambria,
Ca. opening their Gallery in late November. Both Doug and Sandee fell
deeply in love with this little warm and friendly town. Cambria is the
perfect place for Sandee to express herself through art and for Doug
to continue his career as a builder of homes…
by Alan Kasparian regarding "Art From the
special gallery by the sea allows many a dream to be.
art form her own heart is what truely sets this woman apart.
one day she had the painting knack started in motion a new life's
things is what she loves to do a happy spirit living life aknew.
overcame difficulties which brought her to this place an art
studio which is her own space.
God had a purpose for her to fullfill, doing something she loves
is good for her will.
beauty of our world provides the spark, as painting lifts her
from the dark.
inspiration put down in many ways, this is how she spends her
of life with colors so bright, this wonderful work is a welcomed
visit the gallery in this coastal setting, because Sandee's
art is well worth getting.