Sandra Brestel

Artwork

The Way Home (15/100)

Sandra Brestel

The Way Home (15/100)

Giclee on Board

48 x 24 in (121.92 x 60.96 cm)

$1,495

Guardians of the Mesa (3/100)

Sandra Brestel

Guardians of the Mesa (3/100)

Giclee on Artist Created Board

33 x 60 in (83.82 x 152.40 cm)

$2,424

Life Long Journey  (27/100)

Sandra Brestel

Life Long Journey (27/100)

Giclee on Artist Created Board

24 x 17 in (60.96 x 43.18 cm)

$750

Red Canyon Ceremony

Sandra Brestel

Red Canyon Ceremony

Acrylic on Board

8 x 10 in (20.32 x 25.40 cm)

$450

Betrayal (21/100)

Sandra Brestel

Betrayal (21/100)

Giclee on Board

24 x 48 in (60.96 x 121.92 cm)

$1,495

Bring Us Rain (100/11)

Sandra Brestel

Bring Us Rain (100/11)

Giclee on Artist Created Board

48 x 24 in (121.92 x 60.96 cm)

$1,495

~ Colors of Time Triptych

Sandra Brestel

~ Colors of Time Triptych

Limited Edition Giclee on Artist Created Board

34 x 62 in (86.36 x 157.48 cm)

$2,424

Light of a New Day

Sandra Brestel

Light of a New Day

Acrylic on Board

24 x 48 in (60.96 x 121.92 cm)

$3,350

A Higher Consciousness

Sandra Brestel

A Higher Consciousness

24 x 30 in (60.96 x 76.20 cm)

$1,795

Place of Protection

Sandra Brestel

Place of Protection

Acrylic on Board

30 x 24 in (76.20 x 60.96 cm)

$1,795

Lifelong Journey (27/100)

Sandra Brestel

Lifelong Journey (27/100)

Limited Edition Giclee

30 x 24 in (76.20 x 60.96 cm)

$895

Mystic Travelers (6/100)

Sandra Brestel

Mystic Travelers (6/100)

Giclee on Board

48 x 24 in (121.92 x 60.96 cm)

$1,495

Touching the Spirits (1/50)

Sandra Brestel

Touching the Spirits (1/50)

Giclee on Board

24 x 14 in (60.96 x 35.56 cm)

$415

Looking Back (1/1)

Sandra Brestel

Looking Back (1/1)

Giclee on Board

24 x 48 in (60.96 x 121.92 cm)

$1,245

Underworld Passage (1/1)

Sandra Brestel

Underworld Passage (1/1)

Giclee on Board

30 x 48 in (76.20 x 121.92 cm)

$1,975

An Abundant Life (1/1)

Sandra Brestel

An Abundant Life (1/1)

Giclee on Board

54 x 84 in (137.16 x 213.36 cm)

$3,975

Ascending Deities 14/100 (1/1)

Sandra Brestel

Ascending Deities 14/100 (1/1)

Giclee on Board

24 x 30 in (60.96 x 76.20 cm)

$750

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Sandra Brestel
Over the years, Sandra's art career has carried her through several mediums, styles, and techniques. Many artists go through these phases of development before they find where their passion truly lies. In 1995, Sandra found this passion in the petroglyphs and pictographs of ancient Native Americans. These ancient people left the traces of their lives upon the earth's architecture of rock. It is here, in the southwestern desert, Sandra finds a continuing source of inspiration for her unique style of acrylic paintings. Sandra's ability to blend color, shape, and texture enables her to create the illusion of an actual cave wall or cliff face. Within this illusion of rock lies a composition of anthropomorphic symbols and shapes. The images portrayed in Sandra's paintings are inspired by authentic petroglyphs and pictographs. Using her amazing talent for color and composition, Sandra paints these images in her own composition. This enables her to create freely, an original theme in each of her pieces. The mirage like appearance of these sacred images and the spiritual mysticism of an ancient time is what brings Sandra's paintings to life. Sandra's art appeals to many people who have commissioned her to create that perfect piece for a certain room or foyer within their beautiful homes. Her work is in homes across the country and abroad, with pieces hanging in private collections as far away as Italy and Canada. Collectors have described Sandra's unique paintings as modern primitive. The petroglyphs and pictographs found throughout the southwest are, of course, the primitive portion of that characterization. It is in these ancient time-worn images that Sandra finds her artistic inspiration. When experiencing these petroglyphs in their natural environment, one cannot help but think about these ancient people and the original artists of these works upon stone. Their lives were so closely connected with the natural order of nature, they were actually a part of nature. It's enlightening to realize these people existed side by side with the bear, coyote, the majestic elk, and many other great spirits of the natural world. Petroglyphs and pictographs, these vestiges of the past, are our witnesses to the magic and mystery of these ancient people. The reverence that the Native Americans had for nature can be seen within these images and a trace of shaman magic still glistens upon each etched, pecked, and painted rock surface. As for the modern in modern primitive, it describes not only Sandra's natural talent for color and composition, but also the way in which she handles her acrylic medium. Her painting techniques create a depth of color that is vibrant, and at the same time, translucent. These colors upon colors create a playground for light and although these colors are all found in nature, there is a surrealistic quality to Sandra's paintings. The free-form shape of each panel enhances the illusion of depth, and it is this illusion of color and shape that invokes the deep spiritual mysticism of an ancient people.
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