My name is Sandi Ballard and I am an artist who lives in Sherwood, Oregon. I display my work at Odge Podge Gallery in Old Town Sherwood. So many times I find myself lost in the wonder of God's creation. His paintbrush changes shape, style and color as He reveals the beauty of the world around us. The life of an artist is an adventure. We overcome fears and embark on an adventure that we have never really envisioned. We grow in mind, body and spirit as we heal our souls with the gift of creativity that we may not have known we had. Yes, that is my story. I have been a registered nurse in a hospital for the past 32 years and through the challenges of my work and my life I have sought personal growth and adventure. Then 7 1/2 years ago I discovered a gift and my joy: oil painting. I learn and grow with each new work and find that it is no longer difficult to share my works. It is true what is said about facing your fear: it does strengthen you and gives you wings.
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I am currently active in Sherwood as a co-op member of the Odgepodge gallery. I find these new relationships are part of "the art school" of life. I have also had the opportunity to travel abroad and study many of the "Masters" works. Thank you for your interest and support of the arts and particularly this artist who is finding more beauty and joy in life than ever before.
About the Artist
Sandi Ballard lives in Sherwood and shows her paintings at Odge Podge Gallery in Old Town Sherwood.