Artist Sandra Temple is passionate about wildlife. Photo: Supplied.
Internationally recognised Australian artist Sandra Temple is well known for her highly sought-after wildlife works in all mediums. As a teacher throughout Australia, she is equally well known for her ability to draw out the artist in each of her students.
Her paintings and sculptures capture not only the image of her subjects, but also their lives, in a narrative inviting the viewer deep inside their private world. Sandra loves getting to know her subjects through hours of observation and life sketches, and over her 30-plus year career as an artist, she jokingly states her pencil ‘has travelled hundreds of thousands of kilometres’.
A member of many national and international wildlife and environmental groups, Sandra has pages of Awards and accolades as testament to her skills. She is an Australian Ambassador for Faber-Castell Pty Ltd and often tutors workshops to show the many ways to use their products.
Sandra lives on five acres of bushland outside of Brisbane. Kangaroos and wallabies often munch away outside her studio, and a microbat colony live in the shed roof. Most mornings visitors will include cockatoos, galahs, corellas, rainbow lorikeets, magpies and honeyeaters. It’s never quiet in the bush.
Sandra runs classes every at Wednesday Wynnum Manly Arts Council and occasional workshops. Upcoming workshops will be listed on Wynnum Manly Arts Facebook.