Sandra received a BFA in Art Education at UNC-Greensboro, with studio concentrations in painting and fibers. Primarily working with acrylic paint using mixed media techniques, Washburn’s compositions contain elements of collage. Within the last five years, Sandra has further expanded the scope of her artistic focus to include metal smithing and artisan jewelry production. Initially taken with the colors and patterns in gemstones, she soon began to include cold connections metal joining techniques in her embellishments, and learned soldering, forging, and metal finishes. Sandra has taught workshops for the Tennessee Art Education Association, Arrowmont School, Hunter Museum of American Art, Tennessee Watercolor Society, Knox County Schools, Tennessee Art League of Nashville, Townsend Atelier, Association of Visual Artists, and Tennessee Artists Association of Knoxville, among others. Her works have been featured in numerous juried shows and in many art publications including The Artists Magazine, and are included in many important private and public collections worldwide. She is a member of the National Watercolor Society, Signature Status; Southern Watercolor Society, Signature Status; Tennessee Watercolor Society, Signature Status; National Collage Society; and the Tennessee Association of Craft Artist.
You can learn more about Sandra Paynter Washburn by visiting her website at: www.paynterwashburn.com .