Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin
Fellow: Awarded 2012
Field of Study: Fine Arts
Competition: US & Canada
Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, my earliest childhood memories of family camping trips helped shape my love of the great outdoors. Taking in the intensity of nature as a child awakened a deep sensory connection to the physical world. Working from life, my L.A. paintings explored the urban landscape, city views at night, a few interiors and still life paintings, with an occasional self portrait thrown into the mix. Around 1990, I moved from L.A. to a rural area of Northern California. To bridge the transition, I planted a garden and immersed myself in still life painting both large and small. After years of living with the seasons in this new environment, the landscape has reemerged as a predominant theme in my work. A sense of place, coupled with the distinct qualities of light, texture, and atmosphere continue to challenge and inspire, now with an expanded scope and perspective.
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