Sandra Philips is a decorative artist, portrait artist, as well as a Zentangle trained artist. While her original art was in oils she is very comfortable creating art with acrylics, pen and other multimedia. Her passion for decorative art leads her to paint on multiple surfaces that are either functional or decorative. She believes that any piece of work that she creates be one of a kind, never to be duplicated. Combined with her love of the holiday seasons her holiday art spans the spectrum from unique and detailed hand painted ornaments to refurbished sleds and toboggans.
Originally trained in oils, Sandra has taken lessons from portrait artist Karen Patton, of Wichita, Kansas. She has painted pet, home and people portraits including a full-length life size painting of Dolph Schayes for the Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame.
Sandra has taken private art lessons since she was a young child and continues her training with multiple yearly seminars. She does commission painting in her home studio, and is a member of the National Society of Decorative Painters and Central New York Decorative Artists. She is also a Certified Zentangle Teacher.