Sandra has lived all her life in Washington, Tyne and Wear. She attended Cumbria College of Art and Design in Carlisle, studying graphic design, before working as a graphic designer in Jesmond.

After a career break to become a full time mum, she rediscovered her love of painting. Working mainly in watercolour’s and acrylics, among Sandra’s favourite subjects are her native North East, flora and the Northumbrian coastline.

As well as her painting, Sandra has a busy schedule teaching watercolour, drawing and acrylic painting classes in the Gateshead and Sunderland area.