Sandra Johnson



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My lifeline seems to be meandering over the landscape`-- actually more like a river than a road. The confluence of many wandering rivulets brought me to my present form. After a false start in pre-med, I blended my college major in theatre and speech with a secondary teaching degree. Then for a decade, I taught speech communication at the local university. I attended a couple of art classes along the way but never really took time for more than that. Life was busy.

Our family grew. Four children later, I left academia to become a financial planner. Turns out I loved running a business. Who knew? I cherished my clients and the individuals with whom I worked. 32 years later, it was time to retire and set a new course. I now get to put away charts, efficiency models and financial forecasting for something else, something new, something that speaks to another part of my being.

I have time. I am eager and hungry to learn, to develop my skills and to try new things. Color and form excite me. I'm a happy lady. I love the magic of blending paint colors and creating new hues. It's now time to inhabit a new space for me filled with light and contrast and ask, "what's next?" We are able to spend half the year at a cabin tucked on a small lake in Northern Minnesota and the other half on the Florida Treasure Coast. My art tends to reflect the spaces I occupy and the people that populate my world. It's a journey.