"The work I have been doing for the past 20 years was created in order to solve a number of problems;
Develop an original process and technique that would transform my "anybody can paint" portraits into something unique.
Blend my fascination of ancient mosaics, intricate stained glass with my colorful, contemporary portraiture aesthetics and obsession with "tiny things" into one art form. Since I created the art form, I donít have to follow any set rules.
Be ecologically responsible by finding a use for the ever growing stockpile of greeting cards, postcards, photographs, calendars, menus, packaging, and other "junk" mail, and paper ephemera. By using only non-toxic, water based paints, adhesives and lacquers. By reducing waste through upcycling of paper, canvas, frames and other materials
I have long been a painter, particularly intrigued with faces. Although some of my subjects may have been famous, I am just as interested in the every day, mundane. Each face is enchanting in its own shapes, planes, forms and textures. My fairly simple paintings attempt to capture one split second of a life with an image I hope is beautiful."
-- Sandhi Schimmel Gold
Sandhi has been a professional artist whose work is in private, corporate and museum collections around the world.
But before that, Sandhi had a number of professions in a variety of fields. She made a living designing stores, needlepoint, T-shirts, handbags, toys, sets and props, she was a window dresser, and an event planner which led her into a long career in the nonprofit sector.
But the need to create never left. After developing a unique "paper mosaic" technique over 20 years ago, Sandhi became a professional artist, showing work at galleries and festivals across the country, and was showcased in venues from Art Miami to the Go Green Expo in Los Angeles to Eco-Luxe in New York City to backstage at the Golden Globes!
Sandhi relocated to her new home town, Richmond, about 10 years ago, where she creates work in her home studio.