MAY/JUNE FEATURED ARTIST
Sandra Cashman, Oil Painter
Sandra Cashman is an oil painter living in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin. Growing up in the Hudson River Valley in New York, Sandy began painting at age 11 with encouragement from her Mom and other artistic mentors. She passionately pursued art classes and workshops throughout her formal schooling and beyond.
With a bachelor’s degree in Communications and TV Production, she joined a promising young video production company, and spent 28 years as a managing partner at what became a leading Wisconsin advertising agency and production company. Her formal career took her to top golf courses throughout the country and she was moved to photograph and paint them. As a side venture, she received numerous commissions to paint “Top 100” courses, and soon became recognized in golf circles, where her art was featured in several golf publications.
Recently retired, Sandy and her husband and their two basset hounds now live on Little Manitowish Lake where she converted a horse barn into a dedicated art studio. She contributes her business skills to the local art community, holding board positions with the Manito Art League and the Northwoods Art Tour. An avid hiker, kayaker, gardener, chef and golfer, she feels she has finally come “home” to where she was always meant to be. Her focus today is to continue to be an “endless learner,” to grow and refine her skills as a painter, and to express and celebrate all the joy and beauty there is to be found in Wisconsin’s beautiful Northwoods.
Moving to Northern Wisconsin has put me under a spell. I see a grove of birch trees, reflections from a kayak or even a simple a puddle in the road, and I am moved to paint. Here, more than anywhere else on earth.
I paint in oils with a limited color palette for harmony. I frequently let a complementary color “underpaint” of orange or red peek through in places to bring life and vibration to the colors. Ever inspired by the simple everyday beauty surrounding us, I choose subjects that touch my heart – or maybe they choose me! My goal is to share an appreciation for the simple beauties that can easily escape us in our busy everyday lives.