Artist's statement: My mantra “to live creatively” has been my focus for the last several years. Although involved in art explorations throughout my life, working mostly with watercolor and oil mediums, quilted fiber art has been my recent primary concentration for creative expression. I truly enjoy taking a theme and expanding that theme into images of shapes, color and varied textures on fabrics. My themes are mostly figurative with expressive faces often featured as focal points in my quilt art. Facial expressions, especially eyes captivate me. Hence, many of my quilts feature them peeping out of each fiber design. It’s fascinating to see fabric and illustration work together. Many interesting combinations have emerged from this pairing. My techniques usually begin with ink painted illustrations, then I incorporate thread painting and stitching, and finally embellish with beads and my signature feathers.
Landscapes of nature’s wonders are also themes used in my artwork. Nature provides an endless and wonderful array of subjects for my art pieces. Sunsets take on new meaning when featured in fiber art.
Location: Temecula, California, USA
Online shop: www.studiosanteena.com
Blog: Santeena's Musing
Studio Art Quilts Association
Quilts on the Wall (Southern California)
Visions Art Quilts (Southern California)
Textures Fiber Arts, Temecula, CA
Languages spoken: English
"Gimme Shelter" Art Quilt by Sandra Hankins of Studio Santeena
Tags: “Sandra Hankins”, Faces, Portrait Art, Fiber Arts, Fabric Art, Art Quilts, Fabric Arts, Fiber Arts, quilting