Sandy Shreve
Paintings, Photo Art, Poetry



I am a Canadian artist and writer living on British Columbia's beautiful Pender Island. My visual art includes mainly abstract paintings in acrylic or oil & cold wax, as well as photographs - usually digitally manipulated. I have also written, edited and/or co-edited a dozen books:  five poetry collections, three anthologies and four chapbooks.


A bit more about me:

Painting is something I always wanted to do but assumed I couldn't. So instead, I focused my creative energy on another of my passions, poetry - often trying to evoke the visual through words. Finally, in my mid-60s, after many years of writing and a decade of working with photographs, I was encouraged by artist Judith Walker to take the first of what would become numerous painting classes.  I began exhibiting my work - first photo art, then paintings - at various Pender Island venues in 2013. Since then my work has also been shown in several juried exhibits, most recently the 2022 Sooke Fine Arts Show.

I worked in communications for 15 years and, before that, as an office manager/conference organizer/student advisor, secretary, union co-ordinator, library assistant, and reporter. Born in Quebec and raised in New Brunswick, I lived for some 40 years in Vancouver before moving to Pender in 2012.