Artist Sandra Yorke

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The Artist Says:

I have been painting acrylics and watercolors for 20 years and every painting teaches me something. I am a lifelong learner and feel so inspired by the beauty around me that I feel I must paint it. I feel very connected to nature spiritually and sometimes even feel as  though a painting is coming through me on its own while I watch it develop on the paper. I use only archival paper (Arches cold pressed) and professional quality paints in all my paintings.


Sandra Yorke vividly displays her passion for nature in her watercolor and acrylic  paintings. She paints in her studio in Southwestern Washington state, inspired by the beauty of nature around her.
“I have always been inspired by the spiritual connection between people and nature”, says the artist. “There is a healing and sense of renewal that occurs when we enjoy the beauty of nature.”
Sandra received a degree in Public Health from Washington State University. She continued her education by taking classes in watercolor, oil and acrylics. She fell in love with watercolor, a very sensitive medium, which makes it ideal for conveying moods and feelings to the viewer. Painting mainly in the wet-on-wet style she allows the colors to blend and mingle and “do their thing”. Details are added when the background paint dries. She continues to further her art education by taking workshops taught by various artists.
Sandra's paintings have been featured in the local media and in the 2016 edition of The American Art Collector as well as the Clark County Open Studios Tour. She has won awards at both local and regional art shows. She is now painting full time after working in the public health field for 30 years.
   2017          Columbian Artists Association Spring Show, Longview, WA
   2016          Southwest Washington Watercolor Society, Vancouver, WA
                      Battle Ground Art Alliance Spring Show, Battleground, WA
   2015          Southwest Washington Watercolor Society, Vancouver, WA 
                     Columbian Artists Association, Longview, WA
                     Clark County Open Studios Tour, Vancouver, WA
                     Southwest Washington Watercolor Society Fall Show, Vancouver ,WA
                     Columbian Artist’s Association Spring Show, Longview, WA
                     Battle Ground [...]

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