Sometime within the next week or so we will be receiving some originals from an artist we plan on representing in the gallery… Sandra Kuck.
See her work here.
“Admirers of Sandra Kuck know that this talented artist puts a little of herself into every painting. Her strong sense of family and appreciation for beauty is echoed in all of her works, from which she has captured a loyal and appreciative audience.
Sandra describes herself as a “romantic realist.” Her nostalgic settings and angelic children evoke memories and emotions of childhood. With vibrant color, delicate lighting, and exquisite lace and flowers, Sandra creates a romantic and peaceful atmosphere, capturing the beauty and simplicity of days gone by.
Sandra finds her inspiration from many different sources, including the special relationship between mother and child, the beauty of country garden, or the fine furnishings and the clothing of the Victorian era. Her pursuit of perfection, exacting standards, and her attention to detail allows her to paint only eight to ten pieces per year. It is the ability to create flawless scenes of serenity, joy, and elegance that has made her one of the most beloved artists in North America.
As a child in Ohio and Southern California, Sandra always loved to doodle and sketch. It was during her education at UCLA and The Art Student’s League in New York where she realized her love for painting children and deviated from her professor’s emphasis on modern art. Later, it was her husband John, who encouraged Sandra to pursue her dream of becoming a professional artist. Though they quickly started a family, John cared for the couple’s young children on weekends, so that Sandra could have an opportunity to develop her artistic talents. Once the children started school, Sandra was able to devote more time to her art, while John sold her works to local galleries. Their confidence in her special talents would eventually find embodiment in the collection we see today.
Thanks to a steadily growing fan base, it was in 1983 that Sandra’s work received national recognition. That year she was honored with the National Association of Limited Edition Dealers’ (NALED) Plate of the Year, Print of the Year and Artists of the year awards. Since 1983, she has been honored several times with honors from NALED, including an unprecedented seven-time honored as Artist of the Year. Although she enjoys acclaim, she treasures her time at him in her studio. A modest person, she is still easily embarrassed by praise from her faithful collectors.”