Sandy Whitby was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied fine art and graphic design at the Ivy School of Professional Art and Laroche College before working for several television stations, including WQED, where she was an art assistant on the “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” show. After moving to San Antonio, Sandy worked at several advertising agencies before rekindling her love for fine art. While studying with the accomplished artist Alberto Mijangos, Sandy discovered her interest in abstract painting, using texture and a sophisticated color palette as part of her signature style.
For me, the act of creating is about the energy generated from discovery. And as a process driven artist, I am always looking for different ways to approach my work with fresh eyes. In this series, I used remnants of my own works on paper combined with a mixture of other materials such as nails, typewriter ribbon, and paint to create new abstract compositions. While the process may be different, I’m still looking for the same end result – a cohesive composition.