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Studio Santeena - Sandra Hankins

I'm an artist turned quilter.  I just love, love L-O-V-E! to paint on fabric and then embellish the same with beads of all types, feathers and especially colorful threads.  My fiber focus is figurative or portrait images.  The saying "The eyes are the window to the soul" is very true.  A subject's essence always pushes through in their visual glaze in the art piece.

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
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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

1 comment:

  1. Your work is luscious and vibrates with artistry. Love it!


“Drive a nail home and clinch it so faithfully that you can wake up in the night and think of your work with satisfaction,- a work at which you would not be ashamed to invoke the Muse”
-Henry David Thoreau

In our case, it would be the needle or other fiber tool. Drive it home! And, we all thank you for your words, left here to these good folks. Invoke your Muse!


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