The Mintwood Art Shop: Sandra Wright


We haven't had the privilege of meeting Sandra Wright in person (yet!); however, after our first phone call a few weeks ago, it was obvious that she’s one of those special people who has a warmth that crosses all boundaries—you feel like you know her even if you’ve never actually met, or in our case, live a few 1,000 miles apart.

Her art – rich with colors and complex texture - is mesmerizing. That part we knew. What we didn’t know is that her story is just as moving. A few years ago, one of Sandra's three beautiful daughters passed away, and as she recalls,  “I remember praying for God to give me something to help me get through each day. And through my art, He really did. I feel like it just started pouring out.” Her story speaks to the truth and courage that can come out of times of loss and vulnerability.

Painting for Sandra is personal. “Sometimes I feel like my paintings are my little babies—I love knowing where they are going and that they are loved.” And when asked what is her dream job, she says without hesitation, “I feel like I’m living it!”

 

We could not be more excited to introduce you to the phenomenally talented Sandra Wright!

 

Q and A with Sandra:

Where are you from?

I'm from Wellington Texas, a small town in the panhandle, but our family has lived in San Antonio for about 20 years.

How do you describe your style of painting?

My style of painting is contemporary. I work with mainly acrylic paints, but use a lot of other materials including roof tar, wood stain, sand, and gold leaf. I will try anything to get the texture I want! 

What are your biggest inspirations for your art?

My family is my biggest inspiration.  Their encouragement, along with the love and support of close friends, are the reason that I started to take my work seriously.  

Fill in the blank/ Art is _______.

Art is an expression of my happy place.

Where does your passion for art come from?

My passion for painting comes from that blank canvas, and knowing it can be anything...it's always a fresh start. If something doesn't work, I just start painting over it and "we call that texture!”

Advice to other aspiring artists/creative students?

Just go for it! In art, there are no precise ways of doing something, so just be true to yourself and your passion. The paintings that I love the most are usually the ones that sell the fastest.