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The 70th World Science Fiction Convention
August 30-September 3, 2012   Hyatt Regency   Chicago

Artist Gallery

Sandra SanTara

Sandra SanTara is a self taught and diverse professional visionary wildlife artist. She retains a unique talent of business savvy while being a creative force to be reckoned with. Popular in many different genres, she is well known for her symbolic tribal images, detailed wildlife and fantasy paintings on feathers, and erotic male pin ups. Science Fiction fandom is where she started as an artist entrepreneur selling hand stitched dragons by the arm full at a local Sci Fi Conventions in Denver, CO while in high school. Since then through the 80s and 90s has won countless awards at convention art shows and was a popular guest in the 80s, but she doesn't think that had anything to do with art! Though she has ventured forth since then into other genres and mainstream, fandom will always remain a sweet haven to retreat to and meet up with old friends.

SanTara's creative style is expressed through a variety of media and styles in 2-D and 3-D though acrylic painting remains her favorite. Besides the traditional flat surfaces, she enjoys creating on untraditional surfaces from the natural world. Painting drum heads she has a particular fondness for and the ever popular painted feathers which have been featured and sold in all genres.

Achievements of particular notoriety include numerous images licensed with national and international companies, conceptual and published works, along with a 300+ repertoire of images sold as originals, prints, and T-shirts both retail and wholesale worldwide. Her art has been featured in both museums and galleries across the country. In addition, has also opened and run her own gallery, Wolfsisters Creations Gallery, in the Black Hills of SD for a few years with her soul sister/ artist business partner, Christy Grandjean.

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Artwork Note: "Green Wolf" was originally painted in acrylic on a 19 inch goat skin Bodhron drum head.


Artwork: Green Wolf