Limited Edition Giclee of "The Gift" - only 50/50 of Military or Public Editions available - please click on "Contact Sandi" tab above. This print run is now closed, contact Sandi for possible second and final run for Remembrance Day 2017.
Delighted and excited to share that "Polar Explorer" has sold to none other than the wonderful photographer whose piece inspired me to paint it: Marc Latremouille of Canada.
There is something very special about the piece going to the person who's work inspired it............Marc goes places I cannot.
Check out his glorious photography: www.wingstretch.com
Thank you Marc!
My entry into The Gallipoli Memorial Art Prize 2017.
A 5th generation Australian, I dedicate this work to my Great Uncle who fought in WW1 and WW2, one of the Lighthorsemen; my Grandfather who was shot in Mersa Matruh, Egypt and survived; and my father who inspired this piece, served his country and survived the forgotten “Korean” war; and all the men, women and animals who gave the ultimate gift.
The selfless acts of giving, loyalty, respect and comradeship are described in the digger’s hands holding out his slouch hat with precious life-saving water, which also symbolises reconciliation between combatants; the horse who gives of his loyalty, strength, courage and trust; the water giving purity and life to the dead ground on which so much blood has been spilled; the gift of blood by men, women and animals in support of their country and each other transformed to the beauty of a flower; the Rising Sun badge, a badge of honour on the traditional slouch hat instantly recognisable as quintessentially Australian.
Espousing the spirit of the ANZAC, these values cannot be torn by war or conflict, they are bred into us, a part of the human spirit.
Some of my favourite sold pieces have gone to homes from the Yukon to New York, from Australia to Albuquerque, from Colorado to China. Please enjoy.