About

Her interest in plants and flowers has always been a source of inspiration for Los Angeles artist Colleen Sandland. The exposure to the details in nature has given her the visual ornaments that reveal the secret language in her paintings. Colleen uses balanced color trios to draw the viewer in. She applies intricate layers of acrylic paint with sophisticated details to give the viewer a lasting experience. Colleen categorizes her work as “Neo Impressionistic Florals.” The characteristics of a flower are delicate, and smaller, yet larger than life. The things we may lack to notice every day, such as a delicate flower, is an indication of the vastness of our existence. We forget that time continues to go by until we look back and notice what once was. A flower has vitality, but when the petals drop we get reminded that time surpasses us. Flowers express life in a different perspective. They are not just flowers, but a shift of reality. They can convey emotions of nostalgia, melancholy, or even euphoria. A shift of awareness can be empowering when you change the way you look at a flower, or life.

Education

Otis College of Art and Design 2007

 

Exhibitions

2019 Representational Abstract, BG gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Create Fixate, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA

2014 Kunstwarenhaus Zurich, Switzerland

2014 Love Art Torronto, Canada

2014 Affordable Art Fair Maastricht, Netherlands

2014 Affordable Art Fair New York, NY

2013 Affordable Art Fair Seattle, WA

2013 Affordable Art Fair New York, NY

2012 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Cannibal Flower, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Juried Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2011 Juried Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Salon Show, mdh fine arts, New York, NY

2010 The Flower Show, mdh fine arts, New York, NY

2009 Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2008 Cannibal Flower, Infusion Gallery-Los Angeles, CA

2008 Cannibal Flower, Hangar 1018-Los Angeles, CA

2008 Cannibal Flower, Infusion Gallery-Los Angeles, CA

2007 Cannibal Flower, Infusion Gallery-Los Angeles

2006 Dream Scene, Los Angeles, CA

 

Publications

2013 Artsy "Four Emerging Artists offer Contemplations on Time."

MOMA PS1 Studio Visit

Portrait of the Artist as a New Yorker

2011 American Contemporary Art Magazine

2009 Icon magazine

© 2019 Colleen Sandland