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Sandi Howell

Sandi Howell

Redding, CA

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Seven years ago, after 32 years of teaching elementary school, I decided to retire. Just prior to my retirement, I took a few watercolor classes at Shasta College to see if all the "desire" to paint that had been waiting patiently for its turn in my busy life could materialize into something that would represent my best efforts to replicate the beauty I see in the world. I wanted to share it in such a way that people would want to "take the closer look" and further appreciate the world and creation around us.

In the first two years, I produced 20 paintings and framed them all with the encouragement of my husband (who doubles as my easily available art critic). As I painted more and more, I became more adept at putting together the elements that create a successful painting and started to see my work improve dramatically.

My challenge became a desire to give a sense of almost photographic "realness" to my subjects by including details that might be missed or overlooked by the more casual observer. Having the quality of evoking a feeling of "peacefulness" is also usually an important emotional component of my work for myself that I hope the viewer can enjoy as well.

 

Fijian Elder Portrait by Sandi Howell

 

Montana Monarch by Sandi Howell

 

My Dahlia by Sandi Howell

 

Seen Better Days by Sandi Howell

 

Greeter at the Front Door #2 by Sandi Howell

 

In Morning's Light by Sandi Howell

 

Greeter at the Front Door #3 by Sandi Howell

 

Greeter At the Front Door #1 by Sandi Howell

 

Loved to Pieces by Sandi Howell

 

Powder Room Pretties by Sandi Howell

 

Morning and the Mules Ears by Sandi Howell

 

A Soft Spot by Sandi Howell

 

Sierra Siesta by Sandi Howell

 

Rusty Ride by Sandi Howell

 

Beckworth Bathed in Snow by Sandi Howell

 

Wash Day by Sandi Howell

 

Ray of Hope by Sandi Howell

 

Island Dancer by Sandi Howell

 

Sunset on Fallen Leaf Lake by Sandi Howell

 

Sun and the Sweet Peas by Sandi Howell

 

One Foot Island by Sandi Howell

 

Energy by Sandi Howell

 

Water Lily by Sandi Howell

 

Vibrant Pink Orchid by Sandi Howell

 

Turtle Tapa Cloth by Sandi Howell

 

Tropical in Red and Yellow by Sandi Howell

 

Tahoe Quiet Cove by Sandi Howell

 

Tahitian Falls by Sandi Howell

 

Swallowtail Splendor by Sandi Howell

 

Summer Sunning by Sandi Howell

 

South Pacific Sunset by Sandi Howell

 

Protective Clown Fish by Sandi Howell

 

Pollen Party by Sandi Howell

 

Pink Frangipani by Sandi Howell

 

Pineapple Plant by Sandi Howell

 

Palm Leaf by Sandi Howell

 

Calm Before the Falls by Sandi Howell

 

Color Buffet by Sandi Howell

 

Box with Orange by Sandi Howell

 

Old Soul of the Forest by Sandi Howell

 

Mysterious Moorea by Sandi Howell

 

Mornings Bounty by Sandi Howell

 

Memories of Grandma by Sandi Howell

 

Listening in the Snow by Sandi Howell

 

Ginger Plant on Moorea by Sandi Howell

 

Glen Alpine Creek Falls by Sandi Howell

 

Lagoon Luxury by Sandi Howell

 

Idyllic Accommodations Bora Bora by Sandi Howell