Sandy received her BFA from VCU when it was an emerging art school called Richmond Professional Institute of the College of William and Mary. She studied under painting and print making school pillars, Milo Russell, Richard Kevorkian, Bernard Martin & Theresa Pollock. She earned an A- on her first etching for Martin, an iconic print maker in his own right. Later Martin told her that she should get her lithographs, ‘under glass’ as soon as she could. Pollock snagged Sandy’s first year class oil painting for her advanced class critique by legendary artist Hans Hoffman. Singling out works to anoint with one of his famous caustic comments Hoffman’s gaze fell on Sandy’s piece and he momentarily changed gears, “Now that looks like somebody’s great uncle!” Sandy lives and paints on the Outer Banks of North Carolina where she has worked with local legends Glenn Eure, John Silver & John de la Vega. Her work is in several private collections.