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"The Fox" 

"Life is like a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.”

-Unknown

Sandy’s watercolor paintings capture a sense of serenity and peaceful contemplation, with the drama of rich color, texture, shadow and light.  Her scenes of California missions, mission benches, statuary and Spanish architecture remind viewers of less troubled times in a less complicated world.
 

Riverside’s “local color” paintings by Sandy Simmons have found homes in many law firms, courts, and professional offices in the Inland Empire.  Colorful florals, seascapes, lighthouses and landscapes by Sandy Simmons appear in many homes along the California coast and throughout the U.S.
 

In the early 1990s after moving to California, Sandy began painting the historic buildings and courthouses in Riverside, as well as the landmark historic Riverside Mission Inn.  A local art gallery offered her an exhibit if she could complete twenty paintings of the Mission Inn.  This began Sandy’s years of painting the Mission Inn, historic 1903 Courthouse, and other watercolors presented on the Riverside Mission Inn and Local Color web page.
 

Sandy exhibited for many summers at the Art-A-Fair Festival in Laguna Beach, where she learned to improve her watercolors through hard work, persistence, and love of the medium.  At the festival, Sandy’s work included California missions, “flowerscapes,” and lighthouses, as shown on the Missions and Flowerscapes, and Seascapes and Lighthouses web pages.

All documents, web pages, photographs and images are the property of Sandy Simmons.  Permission is required to copy, download or use any text, photographs or image files.

All documents, web pages, photographs and images are the property of Sandy Simmons.  
Permission is required to copy, download or use any text, photographs or image files.
Mission Inn and Riverside Local
Color Paintings
Redlands
Paintings

Missions and
Flowerscapes

Seascapes and Lighthouses
Special 
Projects
GALLERIES
Commissioned Art
In Memory of Danny