Welcome and thanks for visiting,
This site offers original paintings as well as the ability to custom order prints at a range of prices. Even though the originals go quickly, you can now order nearly any piece as a print, customize the framing, size and matting, and it will be shipped directly to you.
Please feel free to reach out via the Contact Page to send me a note, share your thoughts about a particular piece, inquire about commissions or simply say hi. I will be posting new pieces periodically, so feel free to poke around and come back to see what's new.
- Sandy Gerding
I hope you enjoy these pieces as much as I enjoy creating them. My intent is for the combination of vibrant colors, organic imagery and abstract shapes evoke the pleasure of connecting to natural elements like water, minerals, stones, wood, petals, skin, weather, etc. These contemporary works are inspired by the natural world using form, line, depth, light and layering in pursuit of a feeling of joy, a sense of renewal, satisfaction or discovery.
About the Artist
Chicago artist Sandy Smith Gerding has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois as well as a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree. In Champaign-Urbana, Chicago and at L’Université Paris-Sorbonne IV, she studied dance, French and the history of art and architecture. Post-graduate studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago were in arts administration. She writes lyrics, songs and poetry and is in the process of compiling a book of poems inspired by life with her family of boys in the Logan Square neighborhood. She is Managing Director of The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, and consultant to a variety of organizations and leaders.
My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.