Sandra began her love of art at a young age and began her study of it at the University of Misssissippi. She received a art degree at Watkins School of Art in Nashville in 1990 after raising a family and retiring from a career in Landscape Design. She has since studied with some of the nations's premier artists including Scott Christensen , Ken Backhaus, Dee Beard Dean, Dawn Whitelaw, Lori Putnam, Jason Saunders, Roger Dale Brown, Armand Cabrerra, Marc Hanson, Nancy Frank, Jeanne Mckenzie, Colley Whisson, Matt Smith, Richard Robinson, Peggy Kroll Roberts and Camille Preswodick. She is a member of the Chestnut Group, Oil painters of America and The American Impressionist Society, and Women Painters of The Southeast. Her work has been seen in national juried art shows and hangs in private collections across America.