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Sandy Parsons is a contemporary oil painter with figurative, animal, still life and cityscape subject matter.
When it comes to artists, I am the real thing, if the following characteristics are any indication of that: passionate, obsessive, spontaneous, courageous, empathic, fanatical, radical, quirky, jaded, tormented, unique, and so on…
I believe that peace is possible. I believe that Earth has a soul. I believe that we are all connected on some level. I believe that we are in a culture of walking zombies, ready to wake up (including me). I believe that art is an amazing power of communication that may assist in that awakening. I believe that art is my purpose. I believe that sustainable living is possible. I believe that humans will either choose or be forced to make radical changes in the way we live to achieve sustainability, or else face catastrophe. I believe in eating raw plant food. I believe in compassion for animals. I believe in love.
Here is my method of making art, which is a lot like life: Jump in, Let chaos happen, and then Trust that it will all work out in the end. I see the world as a giant puzzle, layers of stories that all fit together perfectly, which mirrors my artistic techniques. I assemble puzzles on canvases, consisting of shapes, layers, colors, textures and meanings. Every piece fits into it’s own perfect place, and eventually, every completed art piece then turns into another puzzle piece within my psyche, to shape the grander story of life.