Gardens and Gates – Sandra Baggette

Gardens and Gates - image: Sandra Baggette's Garden Studio Gallery FB

Gardens and Gates – image: Sandra Baggette’s Garden Studio Gallery FB

Sandra Baggette… wonderful artist, dear friend and nicest person in the world. We have been fans of Sandra for many years now, matter of fact, we bought our first “original” from Sandra back in 1991…! Sandra and her husband Jack are fabulous people, and are so much fun to visit. If you’re ever in the Port Royal, SC area, give her studio a call and see if she’s in. It’s a treat!!

Sandra’s opening is this evening! So if you’re in the area this is something you’ll definitely want to put on your list!! The show runs from January 3 – March 31, 2014. The opening reception is tonight from 5-7PM. To see a preview of the work check out sandrabaggette.com and gloriadalvini.com!

From Sandra Baggette’s Garden Studio Gallery Facebook page:

Opening for Gardens and Gates at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts – January 10, 2014. It was a great time painting in my garden after the tour. Check out my paintings at www.sandrabaggette.com and www.gloriadalvini.com. Our thanks to Jerry Stocks for setting this up.

Read a blip about Sandra from her website… such a cool lady!

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A “painterly colorist” working in oils, Sandra blends what she sees and feels to share a lifelong enthusiasm for color and flowers Her passion for nature and vibrant colors is clearly demonstrated in her first book,
Sandra Baggette: Painting What I Love , a collection of recent works published in 2011.

 In 1988, Sandra established the Garden Studio Gallery in Port Royal, SC to pursue her passions for painting and gardening. This peaceful environment, rich with colorful patterns created by flowers and sunshine, is a constant source of inspiration for her paintings. 

Studies throughout the United States and abroad have played an important role in Sandra’s artistic development. Her travels in Italy and France, where she enjoyed the privilege of painting in Monet’s gardens and studied a variety of Impressionist masters, and the stirring sights of Hong Kong, Bermuda, Hawaii, and other locales have helped her grow as an artist and fueled her desire to move in new directions. Sandra continues to paint primarily in oils and to learn from nationally recognized instructors at the Scottsdale Artist School in Arizona and workshops throughout the United States. In 2010, she had the rare opportunity to take an oil painting class with acclaimed artist and instructor, Charles Reid. S. Burkett Kaiser, Ovanes Beberian, and Gay Faulkenberry, all students of Sergei Bongart, a Russian Impressionist whom Sandra admires, have also been some of her favorite instructors. 

Recent participation in the Clemson University Master Gardeners and Lowcountry Institute at Spring Island programs has deepened Sandra’s knowledge and appreciation of nature and gardening in ways that will enhance her work. Membership in the Lowcountry Plein Air Society affords her excellent opportunities to paint and learn with fellow artists in picturesque outdoor locations. She has also benefitted from participating in the Plein Air Painters of America Paint Outs in Bennington, VT and Old Lyme, CT. 

An award-winning artist, Sandra has exhibited in over 100 juried shows in the United States.Juan Logan awarded a Merit award to Sandra’s Seasonal Inspirations Series at Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival 2011. .Zinnias and Melonswas accepted into the Hilton Head Art League 2009 National Juried Show, judged by Craig Srebnik. Among the Flowers won First Place in the Lowcountry Plein Air Society Competition judged by Jack Morris. Roses and Sweetgrass Baskets and The Arrangement were chosen for the 2009 South Carolina State Fair Fine Art Exhibit. In 2008, her oil paintings received two awards from Tom Lynch at the 48th Annual Beaufort Art Association’s Spring Exhibit and an Award of Merit from Jonathan Green at the Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival.
Affiliations 
Lowcountry Plein Air Society; Oil Painters of America Associate; American Impressionist Society;  Women Painters of the Southeast;   Beaufort Art Association and South Carolina Watermedia Society

Galleries 
Garden Studio Gallery Port Royal, SC 
Indigo Gallery Beaufort, SC 
Peacock Alley Chapel Hill, NC

I just previewed Sandra’s book and it is FABULOUS! Check it out if you get a chance!

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Catch you back here tomorrow!

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