a professional artist
at an early age, Sandra won her first art
competition at the age of eight! Her most
intense and memorable artistic experiences came
while she attended Notre Dame High School in Belmont,
an elderly nun instilled in Sandra a strong
respect for the old masters. By
closely studying the masters’ techniques,
brush strokes and use of colors, Sandra quickly
became adept at mimicking their styles, a skill
which continues to serve her well. This is also
where Sandra's love for the diversity of art forms
She later completed her BA in Art and Commercial
Graphic Art at the University of California, San Jose. Sandra drew heavily on her fine art talent
and training during her early career as a graphic
artist, designer and illustrator, enjoying putting
on many hats; creating particular styles of
art for her clients by request and transforming them into major campaigns by design.
decided to devote more time to fine art just a few
years ago, and still continues to paint mostly for
pure pleasure these days and and when
she is building her own bridge to the 21st century
as she uses her artistic
talents and skills to design Internet Worldwide
Web Sites in conjunction with the
corporate identity materials necessary in
reflecting the sophistication and style of the
clients' products or services.
her career, Sandra won countless awards for concepts, designs and artistic
development of various projects; among these are the “Hall of Honor” award
presented by the International Association of
Fairs and Expositions for the best overall program
of any fair in North America.
in San Francisco one Valentine's
Day long ago, she is the mother of
sons, Tim and Tom Hogan, and an
extremely proud grandmother of two
Ryan and Christian Hogan.
2013...Onward and Upward.
New studio relocated to
Paradise, Nevada 89121
...Life is SO much
kinder these days.