Landscape artist, Sandy Hoeft, uses acrylics, oils and occasionally watercolors to bring her love of nature to her paintings. She spent over 40 years in Alaska hiking remote trails and taking photos to use as reference for her art. Recently she and her husband retired to the Cumberland Plateau in beautiful Tennessee. Currently, Sandy is working on a series of old barns and buildings, old vehicles and scenic farm lands inspired by her frequent road trips on small country roads. With her paintings she hopes to relay a feeling of nostalgia for the old and sometimes abandoned farms and their equipment.
Sandy spent 14 years as an EMT in Alaska and painted in her kitchen at night for many years. She earned an Associate of Arts degree from Mat-Su College, University of Alaska and is close to earning a BA in fine art. Sandy’s enthusiasm for art led her to serve as President of the Art Club for Mat-Su College. She has taken workshops from Nancy Stonington, Sharon Freeman and Vladimir Zhikhartsev. Sandy feels that she learns something useful every time she gets out her paints and brushes and enjoys working on commissions that sometimes push her out of her comfort zone. She has had commissions for people’s pets, dragonflies, burning buildings, firemen, and jumping fish but always returns to the landscapes that speak to her heart.