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Sandra  StrohscheinSandra  L. Strohschein   AFC, AIS, MWCS, NWS, AWS Sandra  Strohschein
Watercolor, Acrylic
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Sandra is a watercolor artist from South West Michigan. She began pursuing a life long interest in watercolor in 2009 after raising her family. In six short years painting Sandra has achieved a remarkable amount of success. She has won top honors in juried watercolor exhibits both regionally and Statewide, most recently receiving the Michigan Watercolor Society Second Place award for her painting 'Lake Michigan, October'. In 2014 she won the Michigan Watercolor Society Anniversary Award for her painting "Portrait of a Master". This comes after a phenomenal 16,000 hours studying watercolor in her studio and also En Plein Air. Her painting, "Marco Island Sunset" will be included in Splash 2017 along with the most highly esteemed watercolorists working today, her biggest honor to date. Hard work pays off and in 2014 Sandra was been assigned a brush set with her name on them by Rosemary & Co. Handmade brushes out of England. She also was featured in En Plein Air, online magazine, February March edition 2014 and found herself in the pages of the magazine in their 'Extreme Paint Out' section. On March 6th, 2015 Sandra was introduced as a "Revelation" in "The Art of Watercolor" Magazine published in France and the United States. Sandra teaches annually in Italy at "The Watermill", and also travels each year to Bulgaria where she exhibits and teaches. In the past three years Sandra has maintained a heavy travel schedule painting from Vancouver British Columbia and Alaska all the way to the South East Coast of Florida. She has worked outdoors across many States as well as Canada, Bulgaria, Italy and Spain. Sandra is considered self taught but has studied personally with Janet Rogers, Steve Rogers, Keiko Tanabe and Alvaro Castagnet. She has workshops scheduled in New York, Bulgaria, Italy, France, Michigan and Colorado in 2016/2017.
Sandra is one of the most enthusiastic and hard working artists whose saying 'Let's Paint' resonates daily with almost 20,000 online followers! She is a member of the Holland Area Arts Council. Holland Area Friends of Art, a sustaining member of the American Watercolor Society, The American Impressionist Society and associate member of The National Watercolor Society. For workshop information please select the workshop tab on the home page menu.

Support for Conservation:
I am an active member of the Bulgarian Society for the protection of Birds. I have supported members of this organization financially when they are not able to provide for their families due to lack of government funding for their field studies. It amazes me the dedication and true commitment to the environment this organization has. Most of the proceeds of my own sales here in the USA go to support the efforts in South East Europe of my friends who study the migratory pattern of birds as they funnel down to Africa for the winter and back again in the Spring.
Special Achievements:
  • 2016 - Splash 2017 / Splash 2018
    Included in hardcover publication "Splash" a highly competitive juried compilation of the best contemporary watercolors. Two consecutive years included with 120 works selected from a field of over 1800 submissions.
  • 2015 - Artist in Residence, Balchik Palace Garden, Bulgaria
    Completed a six week residency living in the Prince of Romania's villa along the Black Sea Coast culminating in an exhibition.
  • 2015 - The Watermill, Posara, Italy Instructor
    This is a highly prestigious teaching venue where I have been asked to teach for the past three years and again in 2018.
  • 2014 - Michigan Watercolor Society 2nd Place Award
    My painting of Lake Michigan, a watercolor, full sheet was honored with second place by juror, Robert Burridge.
  • 2013 - Michigan Watercolor Society Anniversary Award
    My painting, "Portrait of a Master" was awarded the Anniversary Award by juror Paul Jackson.
  • Splash 2018 (2018)
    More about Splash 2018
    "Afternoon on Lake Michigan" 12 x 18 transparent watercolor. - Living only six miles from Lake Michigan I spend a great deal of time there walking the beach in all seasons, swimming and most of all painting. This painting is rather simple but capture the light on the water, the wave action and the beautiful dunes with cast shadows.
    Author: Artist Compilation
    Published by: Northern Light Books
  • Splash 2017 / Splash 2018 (2017)
    More about Splash 2017 / Splash 2018
    "Marco Island Sunset" 18 x 12 transparent watercolor. - This painting depicts the glorious sunset at Marco Island, Florida, one of my favorite places. Marco has a fantastic bird sanctuary and the population there is acutely aware of protecting species and preserving the environment.
    Author: Northern Light Books, Commpilation
    Published by: Northern Light Books
Organization Membership:
  • 2015 - American Impressionist Society

  • 2015 - National Watercolor Society

  • 2011 - American Watercolor Society
    Sustaining member. I have not achieved signature status yet.
  • 2010 - Michigan Watercolor Society



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