Water is a recurring setting in most of Laura Sander’ paintings. She describes it as “at once mystical and mundane". Sandra began her obsession with water when she saw a photograph of young girls trying to do normal things like go shopping in a big flood. Her imagination started to run away and she just went with it. Her subjects are usually her then 11-year-old daughter and her friends. Her paintings are a piece of everyone’s childhood we wish we could hang on to. That one magical day in the middle of summer when we didn’t have a care in the world.
I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera. Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself.