Movement, energy, color, organic shapes - all are equally important whether painting, drawing, printing or making books. The images are abstract and process driven with influences coming from many sources. The undercurrent of late leans toward environmental concerns. I find the monotype process particularly suited to working in the immediate and inspiring a series of images. The prints make connections with each other and present a story. It is through working that the how and why of a project comes to light. Something pushes its way to the surface to reveal the catalyst behind the image: elements of memory, a line from a poem, contemporary issues, communications or lack thereof. When printing, I use an etching press and transfer the image to paper from plexiglass plates. I use oil based inks and prefer Rives rag papers.

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Artist Image #1
Between the Lines 1, Monotype, 2022
Artist Image #4
Oceans 5, Monotype, 2021
Artist Image #7
Moon Shadow 2, Monotype 2019
Artist Image #2
Between the Lines 2, Monotype, 2022
Artist Image #5
Ocean Series 6, Monotype, 2021
Artist Image #8
Moon Shadow 3, Monotype, 2019
Artist Image #3
Oceans 2, Monotype, 2021
Artist_Image #6
Oceans 7, Monotype, 2021
Artist Image #9
Moon Shadow 4, Monotype, 2019
United States

Sandra Beard is from Ontario, Canada. She received her B.A. in Fine Art from the University of Ottawa, Canada and a Master of Fine Arts degree from San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. Other studies include working with Master Printer, Joe Zirker and residencies at KALA, the Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony and the Vermont Studio Center. Her prints and paintings have been exhibited locally and internationally: Spain, France, England, Korea, New Zealand, Canada and Denmark. She is a member of the California Society of Printmakers, the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, and the Boston Printmakers.

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