Sandi Garris

In 1981 I was introduced to the world of color and design through fiber art, which quickly became a passion for me.  I eventually moved into painting for the unlimited expression it provides, but stayed close to my fiber roots by choosing silk as my canvas. It is an unforgiving canvas in many regards. Mistakes cannot be erased or painted over, but for me the rich iridescence of the finished painting is worth the challenge.

 As a self -taught colorist, I have never been bound by the rules and ideas of color theory. While working, I intuitively mix and use colors that please my soul. Additionally, images I draw are not constrained by realism…… instead my minds eye creates an illustrative abstraction of the remembered scene that served as my inspiration.