Sandra Marshall, creator and owner of Be...An Artist, has been an artist as long as she could remember. Early on Sandra showed a talent for art. Sandra, a New York native, attributes much of her artistic passion to childhood trips into New York City where the art and culture is never ending. In her early years Sandra studied at a private art institute with artist Jean Fitzhenry. She became accomplished in a variety of media including oils, pastels, acrylics, and mixed media, and later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education with an emphasis in Art Education/ Painting. Sandra’s Mom, an accomplished wildlife photographer and gardener, was a big influence in Sandra’s photography background. Sandra continued studying photography over the years, and became proficient in video editing using Final Cut Pro X.
Sandra has sold her artwork all over the world in private and corporate commissions. Her murals grace the walls of schools, homes, and businesses. Her work can be seen in magazines such as Phoenix Home and Garden, and she has been featured on television shows such as Sonoran Living. She also worked as an art director for 3-Ball Productions in Hollywood in addition to painting backdrops for the Disney Channel and working on set designs. Before marrying and starting a family back in the states, Sandra studied art in Italy, which led to co-creating an inventive company in Italy called “Porta a Porta”, which means door to door in Italian. Sandra would bring aspiring artists from the United States and fly them to Italy and while under her instruction, the students would learn to paint as they were surrounded by the stunning Tuscan Hillsides.
“I do believe everything in life is art. The way we talk. The way we raise our children. The way we teach. The way we write. The way we believe in things, and dream. The way we prepare and eat our food. The way we make our coffee. The music we listen to. The way we love someone is art.
If I could bring more art into people's lives at Be...An Artist, and create a space where people could learn and come together to Be...Inspired, Be… Creative and to just Be...themselves and have a good time, I will be successful. “