Welcome to SandAppleArt

On this website, I have representative paintings from four of my series: “Landscape Morphs”, “Ravens and Orbs”, “Abstracts” and “Abstracts on Paper. You may go directly to my Galleries to browse through these, or read more about me below.


To see more images, or to make a purchase, please continue to one or the other of my Etsy stores:

  1. *For Tiles & Reproductions Click HERE

  2. *For Original Works of Art Click HERE

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Thanks for stopping by to look.

Sandy Applegate loves to paint and explore, with color, design, texture, ideas,

creativity. Her colors are bold, exciting and vibrant. You will not find one idea repeated over and over in her art. Sandy says “The world is full of too many images to not try a little of everything possible!” She likes to call her style ‘reality with a twist’, because no matter how realistic she paints, there has to be a bit of abstraction, impressionism, mystery or other-worldliness thrown into the mix. (Even though many of her landscapes are inspired by the Colorado Rocky Mountains). “It’s best to involve the viewers mind a bit, and let their imagination create part of the image. Interaction!” There are plenty of metaphysical ideas running around in her ORB series, and even amongst her Ravens and Blackbirds. So, feel free to look, ponder and day-dream a bit while viewing her paintings.

Sandy works in several different media: acrylic, watercolor,  pen and ink, and Michael Coffee’s method of mono-prints: reductive-ink. With these different media, her body of work contains several different series of images. She keeps a sense of humor about her, and loves to leave room in her work for the mysterious, the personal interpretation.

Many of her current paintings include circles. “The circle represents life to me, growth and continuity. It can be viewed as microscopic or macroscopic, cells or solar systems. I have used a multitude of small circles in my ‘Landscape Morph’ series to represent elements in nature. In my ‘Raven’ and ‘Lenore’ paintings, the circle represents mystery and the Life Force. Now, in the ‘ORB’ paintings, the circle represents the universe or sun; nurturing heat, peace and serenity, or conversely, the possibility of fire-burning cataclysm“.

The Raven or Black-bird has become very important to her as a universal symbol of nature.  She is able to use the bird to represent any and all living beings, placing it in its own universe or atmosphere. The use of repetition of bird form or circle is very important to her art. The repetition serves to remind us of the building blocks of nature, the atom, the universe, the connection between the macrocosm and the microcosm. Perhaps thinking meta-physics combined with aesthetic enjoyment is a good way to view her images.


Sandy Applegate, Artist

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