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BIOGRAPHY

Sandra Lefever is an artist, printmaker, and cat herder. She's a Florida native who holds a BFA in Studio Art with University Honors from Carnegie Mellon University. She has exhibited work in Florida, California, and New York. She's well on her way to being a stereotypical crazy cat lady and has no regrets.

Sandra is open to commissions, especially, but not limited to, portraiture and pet portraits. Ask! It can't hurt.

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STATEMENT

Growing up as a mixed heritage child at a time and in a geographical area where this was uncommon, and in an area reliant on tourism and the branding of its own image, I have always had interest in the identity of people and places. This is where my interest in exploring “otherness” originates, the place where perception and interpretation intersects with the genuine and real. The Flemish Renaissance and the art of Edo Japan have been very influential on me for the study of technical skill as well as examples of magical realism in everyday life. My current work uses pen and ink drawing to illustrate and document parks, preserves, and the animals that live in and rely on those protected, public spaces.