About Sandi Wright
Award Winning Author and Artist
At age 7, Sandi was copying birds from an Audubon bird book and the sense of fulfillment and joy she felt convinced her to make art her life career.
In the pursuit of that dream, she has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New Mexico State University, a Masterís in Art Education from Chapman University, and a Masterís in Art Therapy from The University of New Mexico.
In addition to working and teaching in her private art studio, she taught art in California and New Mexico, to students of all ages. For almost 40 years, she has resided in the Santa Fe area for the beauty, the arts, and the multicultural influence. Sandi's days are divided between writing, painting, studio teaching, and her therapy practice.
Sandi's paintings have been represented by galleries in Denver, New Orleans, Cleveland, Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque, and Los Alamos. She is currently showing in her home gallery by appointment.
Her beautifully illustrated childrenís book, The Adventures of Santa Fe Sam is a finalist in the 2011 New Mexico book awards. "Sam" is available in select stores, museum gift shops, and online at santafesam.com, and Amazon.com .
Other awards won include best of show with a watercolor painting, Sudden Storm. Her work has been accepted into numerous juried shows. She was chosen as archeological (field) artist to draw artifacts in the Middle East (Jordan), and in 2004 received a fellowship to teach southwest history and art in China.
Sandi's practice in Art Therapy specializes in work with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) clients, with at-risk teens, and with women in transition. She had the honor to co-found the first camp of its kind in the nation for brain injured children. Camp New Horizons was in operation for seven years.