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Sandy Terry


Sandy is drawn to capture the simple elegance in the curve of a leaf, subtle shifts in color and the radiance of light as it interacts with form, all in a moment in time. Her work is dramatically representational, with loosely flowing brushwork and richly layered pigment to achieve greater depth. Her vibrant renderings embody the essence of splendor and grace in Nature’s timeless canvas.

Originally from Northern New Jersey, Sandy, was inspired to create by having rich exposure to galleries, museums and theater in the cultural hub of the NJ/NYC area. She came to Canada as an exchange student while attending University. She has lived in Saskatoon, Vancouver, Victoria and currently embraces Sidney, British Columbia, with its abundant natural beauty, as her home.

Painting florals mirrors her own flowering as an artist, following years of sparking children’s imaginations, as a teacher within the Public School System. Sandy’s paintings have garnered multiple awards in prestigious juried shows and she has earned Senior Signature Status with the Federation of Canadian Artists, SFCA, and Elected Status with the Society of Canadian Artists, SCA.


-Arabella e Magazine, Art, Architecture and Design, October 2021
-International Artist magazine, Issue 134, August/ September 2020
-American Art Collector, Issue 163, May 2019
-International Artist magazine, Issue 125, February/ March 2019
-AQUA Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 2, Spring 2015
-CARFAC, BC Canadian Artists’ Representation, Volume 18, Spring 2013
-Coastal Moments, The Island Illustrators Society 25th Anniversary Edition
-The Island Illustrators Society, 68 Studio Visits, Raymond St. Arnaud
-Art Avenue, FCA Publication, May/June 2012


Federation of Canadian Artists Awards

-SIGNATURE STATUS, Senior Membership, SFCA
Federation of Canadian Artists – March 2018

-SIGNATURE STATUS, Associate Membership, AFCA
Federation of Canadian Artists – April 2014

Spring Shows, Victoria Chapter

-Honourable Mention, Affinity
Looking In, Looking Out
Online Exhibition, April 21- May 31, 2020

-First Prize, Arabesque
Coast Collective, April 2015

-Award of Excellence, Awakening Blaze
Goward House, March 2012

-Honorable Mention, Saffron Rosa
CACGV Gallery, February 2011

Fall Show, Victoria Chapter

-Award of Excellence, Magnolia Pirouette
Morris Gallery, October 2011

Blossoms Exhibition, Vancouver Chapter
-Award of Excellence, Acidanthera
Federation Gallery, April 2012

International Artist Magazine
-Third Prize, Aria, Issue 125, February/ March 2019

Society of Canadian Artists
April, 2017

-Honorable Mention, Rococo
2020 International Online Exhibition
March 15 – June 15, 2020

-Sidney Fine Art Show, Sidney
People’s Choice Award, In the Flow, Runner Up, 2019

-Honourable Mention, Rococo, October 2018
People’s Choice Award, First Place, October 2018

-Honourable Mention, Peony Pirouettes, October 2016
People’s Choice Award, Third Place, October 2016

-Honourable Mention, Calla Cascade
October 2014

-Botanical Artists of Canada Exhibition, Toronto
Honorable Mention, Lithe
April 2014

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