Sinderella's studio - eclectic art - jewelry and note cards
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I am saddened by the passing of a great woman & artist
Sandford Birdsey was an artist, en plein air, known internationally. I have written about my experience with her in 2008 while painting Key West. As my husband and I were planning a visit in two weeks - I had planned on stopping at her studio - I have gone by that studio every time I've been to Key West! Our plans were changed yesterday - Mark can't make the trip. We talked about me going just to paint with Sandford again. I saw her last January and knew she had been sick so sent an inquiry. She had passed away September 7th, 2010. I sat head in hands and cried - what a loss. She was 85 so, yes, it must have been her time. I guess I am selfishly sad - she taught me so much about myself in that short week of painting.
my favorite place to run by while in Key West - her studio
I was first drawn to Sandford and her work while visiting Key West in the early 90's !!!
make art - make friends - my painting with her was a trip of a lifetime!!! I thank her profoundly! dana