Sandra Willson was born in the Santa Clara Valley of California. She enjoys the area so much partially due to its close proximity to so many beautiful places, from the Sierra Mountains to the gorgeous Pacific Coast. She has always had a love of all things art, and attended West Valley College in Saratoga CA, where she studied textile art/fashion design. Influenced by her mother with an eye for design and love of sewing and painting, and her father with a love of the beach and photography, she combines her talents into beautiful scenic oil paintings. Primarily self taught, she likes to create images that are realistic, while also relaxing and serene. A nature lover from the start, Sandra enjoys creating scenes that speak to people, and take them to a peaceful place. She finds peace herself in creating these works in oil on canvas.