The Art of Sandy Phifer

Artist Sandy Phifer
Artist Sandy Phifer
at Grand Teton National Park

About The Artist
Sandy Phifer is a former biology teacher living in Tucson, Arizona, who has a passionate interest in plants, wildlife, ecosystems, and landscapes. Her unique artwork reflects her knowledge of biology as well as her keen sense of observation and artistic talent.

Sandy began her artistic endeavors by creating photo-realistic colored pencil drawings and she then branched into the world of watercolor, employing the same precision and control used in her drawings. She finds inspiration for her art in the beauty, color, and drama found in nature and each painting she creates captures one of those dramatic moments that caught her eye.

2010-2011-2012 Workshops taught by Pat Averill, Ann Kullberg, Gemma Gylling, John Ursillo
2009-2010 Workshops taught by Elliott Everson, Linda Lucas Hardy, John Smolko,
2004-2008 Realism With Watercolor taught by Larry Wollam
2007 Photo Realism Workshop taught by Larry Charles
2003-2008 Open Studio Drawing with Larry Wollam
2004 Colored Pencil on Mylar Workshop taught by Robert Guthrie
1985 Secondary Teaching Certificate-Biology Endorsement, State of Oregon
1985 Bachelor of Science in Biology, Portland State University

Selected Juried Shows:
2012 CPSA 20th Annual International Exhibition
2011 CPSA 19th Annual International Exhibition
2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum Fiesta Sonora Show
2009 CPSA 17th Annual International Exhibition
2009 Pencil Persuasion: Colored Pencil Exhibition at Tohono Chul Park
2008 CPSA 16th Annual International Exhibition
2008, 2007 Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Annual Show
2007 CPSA 15th Annual International Exhibition
2006 ASDM Four Corners+One Colored Pencil Exhibition

Selected Awards:
2013 Artwork Published, "CP Hidden Treasures"
2012 November Featured Artist, "Colored Pencil Magazine"
2012 Artwork Published, "CP Treasures: Colored Pencil Masterworks
         from Around the Globe (Vol.1)"
2011 Artwork Published, "Ann Kullberg's CP Magazine ", April and July
2010 Artwork Published, "Best of Worldwide Landscape Artists, Vol.1"
2010 Artwork Published, "CPSA Signature Showcase" Book
2010, 2009, 2008 Artwork Selected For SAWG Calendar
2009 ASDM Ironwood Gallery Fiesta Sonora Show, Third Place
2009 Honorable Mention and Cash Award,
         Pencil Persuasion Exhibition, Tohono Chul Park
2008 Featured Artist, Madison-Gallatin Trout Unlimited
         (Annual Banquet and Limited Edition Prints)
2007 Pima County Fair, First Place and Best In Show
2006 ASDM Four Corners+One, People's Choice Award
2006 Pima County Fair, First Place and Best In Show

Artist Sandy Phifer near Yellowstone Park in Montana
Sandy seeking art reference photos near Yellowstone Park, Montana

Sandy Belongs to These Professional Organizations:
Colored Pencil Society of America, Signature Member & Five-Year Merit Award Recipient
Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, Signature Member
Tucson Colored Pencil Artists' Association, Webmaster

Site Design by Sandy Phifer

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