I have been painting watercolors for over 20 years. Most of my paintings reflect my love of nature so I paint a lot of landscapes, animals and flowers. I am so blessed to live in the Pacific Northwest with so much natural beauty around me.
I went to school at Washington State University where I earned a degree in Microbiology and Public Health. I continued my education by taking classes in watercolor, oil and acrylics. I fell in love with watercolor, a very sensitive medium which can produce so many beautiful, amazing effects it just astounds me sometimes. I am continuing my art education by taking workshops and classes in the arts. You can never learn too much!
My paintings are in private collections throughout the U.S. and I have been honored with several awards in local and regional art shows. I recently retired from my 30 year career in public health and am working as a full time artist. I am married and have 2 wonderful adult children who are pursuing creative careers of their own. I recently became a board member of SWWS and also belong to the Battle Ground Art Alliance as well as the Northwest Watercolor Society.
If you are interested in seeing more of my paintings please visit my website at www.sandrayorke.com and/or my facebook page at www.facebook.com/sandrayorkeart
Bridal Veil Falls
A Serene Presence
The Calm Before the Storm
Trip to Pullman
Winter AM, Lewisville Park