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Sandra is self taught and has been a professional artist and illustrator for more than 26 years. During this time she has had a cartoon strip running for 8 years, designed numerous corporate logos, worked with the RSPCA, the Qld Police Force and quite a few City Councils as a cartoonist and illustrator. She has taught realistic drawing at numerous primary schools with a focus on conservational education, designed and made theatre costumes and sets as well as taught stage make-up, she has designed and made unique jewellery, illustrated 9 childrens books and written and illustrated 3 more.

In 1998 she started to organise art exhibitions for art groups and the Inaugural International Wildlife Exhibition in 1999, which took 2 years to organise, was a major challenge with 20 overseas artists exhibiting beside Australian ones. After previously holding the positions of President, Treasurer, Secretary and Editor, Sandra is again holding the position of President of the Qld Wildlife Artists Society Inc.

Although in previous years Sandra has exhibited a few times a year at the bigger shows, she finds it harder these days as her originals sell quickly and she is unable to keep up with demand. Her limited edition geclee reproductions sell well and are available from her website.

Concentrating her energy now on painting the worlds endangered species Sandra works in all mediums and is especially keen on mixed medium paintings. She is an art judge, an art teacher working with adults and children, a popular workshop tutor and is a product demonstrator for Faber-Castell.

Support for Conservation:
Sandra is an active member of many wildlife and conservation groups locally, nationally and internationally. Each year she chooses two local and one international wildlife conservation group to donate original artworks and limited edition giclee reproductions for fundraising. A percentage of many or her originals are also donated to 'good causes'.

Sandra insists that all funds raised from her donated paintings and prints are used for the cause and only supports groups where either ALL workers are volunteers or there are only a few paid workers. This is one of her solutions to deciding who she can help each year from the huge number of requests she gets to donate art and prints.
Special Achievements:
  • 2016 - Best in Show
    International Wildlife in Art QWASI
  • 2016 - Australian Ambassador for Faber-Castell Pty Ltd

  • 2015 - Put Some Colour in your Life
    Filmed for an episode of this popular TV art program
  • 2015 - Eco Arts Award
  • 2015 - People's Choice Award
    International Wildlife in Art exhibition
  • 2015 - Holmes Art Award
    Finalist in this Australian Bird Art exhibition
  • 2015 - AranimA Paris Exhibition
    Two works selected to hang
  • 2015 - Best Australian Wildlife Award (Logan Art Gallery)
    International Wildlife in Art 2015
  • 2014 - Professional Artist Award
    Australian Coloured Pencil Society - Virtual Exhibition
  • 2014 - People's Choice Award
    Australia Wild Art Exhibition
  • 2014 - World Equestrian Games (Caen)
    Invited to exhibit 2 works for an exhibition of art run during this event
  • 2014 - Walk on by no more (film)
    Sole body painter for this short film

  • 2013 - SuperNova Brisbane
    Invited to bodypaint, present and demonstrate at SuperNova.
  • 2013 - Artists for Conservation
    Accepted into the Virtual exhibition at Grouse Mountain
  • 2012 - Best International Wildlife Award
    International Wildlife in Art 2012
  • 2011 - Best Wildlife Award
    Kenilworth Celebrates Art Festival
  • 2011 - People's Choice Award
    Wildlife in Art Exhibition
  • 2011 - People's Choice Award
    Faber-Castell 250th Anniversary Exhibition
  • 2011 - Best in Show
    Faber-Castell 250th Anniversary Exhibition
  • 2010 - Faux Fashion Award - second
    Bodypainting Expo - Gold Coast
  • 2010 - Camouflage Award Winner
    Bodypainting Expo - Gold Coast
  • 2010 - Wildlife art Award
    Kenilworth Celebrated 13th Annual Art Exhibition
  • 2010 - People's Choice Award
    A World of Wildlife Art Exhibition
  • 2010 - Best In Show
    International Wildlife in Art Exhibition
  • 2010 - Artist in Residence Birdweek
    Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island
  • 2009 - Wildlife Artist of the Year
    Wildscape Magazine (UK) Editors Selection, Professional Category Winner.
  • 2009 - Artist in Residence Birdweek
    Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island
  • 2009 - Wildlife Art Award
    Kenilworth Celebrates 12th Annual Art Exhibition
  • 2009 - People's Choice Award
    International Wildlife in Art Exhibition
  • 2009 - Wild Places Award
    International Wildlife in Art exhibition
  • 2009 - Wildlife in Action Award
    International Wildlife in Art exhibition
  • 2009 - Best In Show
    International Wildlife in Art exhibition
  • 2008 - Wildscape Wildlife Artist of the Year Runner up
    Professional Category
  • 2008 - Best Traditional Art award
    Aspects Art Show (Goondiwindi)2008
  • 2008 - Artist in Residence BirdWeek
    Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island
  • 2008 - The Art of Conservation Exhibition
    Artwork selected for The Art of Conservation exhibition in New York.
  • 2008 - Winner Quota Art Show 2008
    Category B - Sculpture, painting, drawing & printing.
  • 2007 - Best International Wildlife Art award
    International Nature in Art Exhibition 2007.
  • 2006 - WNAG August nomination for conservation Artist of the year

  • 2006 - Highly Commended
    Faber-Castell 245th Anniversary Exhibition
  • 2006 - A.W.Faber-Castell (Aust) Pty Ltd
    Sandra was asked for her permission to use "Garden Secrets" on the Faber-Castell official company christmas card.
  • 2005 - Best Australian Flora/Fauna Award
    International Nature in Art 2005
  • 2005 - Best Animal/wildlife/still life Award
    Laidley Shire 21st Annual Art Show
  • 2004 - People's Choice Award
    Quota International Art Show.
  • 2004 - Gold Medal Award
    The Wildlife Art Society International
  • 2004 - People's Choice Award
    Wildlife in Art 2004
  • 2003 - Best Mixed Medium Award
    Wildlife in Art 2003
  • 2003 - Best Watercolour Award
    Herbert River Art Exhibition
  • 2003 - Hinchinbrook Aquisitive Art Prize
    Hinchinbrook City Council
  • 2002 - Overall Winner
    Wondai Art Gallery Aquisitional Exhibition
  • 2002 - People's Choice Award
    Wildlife in Art 2002
  • 2002 - Best Drawing Award
    Wildlife in Art 2002
  • 2001 - Best Drawing Award
    QWASI International Art Exhibition
  • 2001 - Best Australian Wildlife Award
    WASA Annual Art Exhibition
  • 2000 - People's Choice Award
    WASSA Annual Exhibition

  • Sandra's work is hung in private, government and corporate collections all over the world.
  • Terry - Adventures of a Terek Sandpiper (2011)
    More about Terry - Adventures of a Terek Sandpiper
    co-author and illustrator - An illustrated childrens book about Terek Sandpipers. Each year these tiny waders fly non-stop for up to 3 days as they migrate. When winter approaches, they leave the breeding grounds in the Actic to fly to the yellow Sea en route for the beaches of Australia. They are the least studied of all the waders.

    Join Terry in his own adventure, facing dangers, flying half-way around the world...and back again!
    Author: Anne Hamilton/Sandra Temple
    Published by: Wombat Books
  • The Bedtime Band (2011)
    More about The Bedtime Band
    Illustrator - A beautifully illustrated childrens hardcover picture book, written especially for bedtime. Featuring wildlife from the Australian bush, suitable for pre-schoolers. Join the bedtime band as night falls and it's time to go to sleep.
    Author: Michelle Worthington
    Published by: Wombat Books
  • Aussie Friends get crafty (2011)
     - An added book to the educational series of Aussie Friends, this time a featuring some of the amazing childrens workshop activities and projects Sandra and Gail have held in past years. A difficulty star system, a 'why not also try' section, simple patterns and the illustrated finished product on each page make this a wonderful soft cover book suitable for all ages.
    Author: Sandra Temple & Gail Higgins
    Published by: G&S Originals
  • Puggles Problem (2010)
    More about Puggles Problem
    Illustrator - Pip is a tiny puggle with a big problem. He's the only echidna who hasn't got his spines! Determined to have them come soon he sets out to ask his friends for advice. A beautifully illustrated childrens hardcover picture book.
    Author: Aleesah Darlison
    Published by: Wombat Books
  • Nerrilee's World (2009)
    More about Nerrilee's World
    co-author and illustrator - An illustrated childrens picture book featuring Nerrilee the mermaid, who takes the the children on a journey of discovery, introducing them to many of the creatures who live (in Moreton Bay) under the sea.
    Author: Anne Hamilton / Sandra Temple
    Published by: Wombat Books
  • Sandra Temple - How did you paint that? (2006)
    More about Sandra Temple - How did you paint that?
     - An artical detailing my progress through planning to completion for one of my wildlife paintings. This painting was donated to the Australian Orangutan Project.
    Author: Sandra Temple
    Published by: Australian Artist
  • "Aussie Friends in our own Backyard" (2004)
     - An art and Education book for children based on the wildlife paintings of Sandra & Gail. Interesting facts, maps, activities and projects. Teachers resource kit available too.
    Next book available soon.
    Author: Sandra Temple & Gail Higgins
    Published by: Sandra Temple & Gail Higgins
Organization Membership:
  • Queensland Wildlife Artists Society Inc
    Queensland's largest wildlife and nature art group.
    Selected membership includes fine art artists with a diverse range of interests including, scientific research, conservation of habitats, commitment to increasing environmental issues and the fostering of orphaned and injured native wildlife.
  • Nature in the Raw
    Promoting conservation of wildlife and habitats through exhibitions of fine art. Held in Rural Galleries throughout Qld and with a heavy focus on education.
  • Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland
    Protecting and promoting Australian Wildlife for over 40 years.
  • Australian Orangutan Project
    A non-partisan organization that supports all orangutan conservation organizations. Being non-partisan they can distribute funds due to conservation needs only. They use their ability to support all organizations as a way of bringing orangutan conservation organisations together.
  • Queensland Writers Centre
    For Qld writers and illustrators.
  • Wildlife Art Society of Australasia Inc

  • David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
    Non-bureaucratic, cost-efficient and highly effective, funding innovative and long-term projects in Africa and Asia.
  • Caldera Regional Arts Inc
    Promoting biodiversity values in Australia's Green Cauldron.


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