About Sandra Nystrom
Sandra has been drawing since she was a young child. Greatly influenced by an English aunt and uncle who were talented artists and a grandmother who was a Pennsylvania Dutch quilter, she knew early in life that she wanted to pursue art when she grew up.
As a teen, Sandra studied under Albert Sanski, a New Jersey oil painter, who taught her the intricacies of working with oils, painting portraits and landscapes. Later, she went to Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, and after a year of basic art training, she chose the field of textiles which combined her early interest in color, design and fabrics.
After earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Moore, Sandra moved to New York to work in the textile industry and spent most of her career there designing and marketing textiles and related products.
Sandra is married to architect Martin Nystrom, who designed their weekend house in Woodstock, New York, the renowned upstate artist colony where they now reside permanently and where Sandra has her studio.
Sandra has studied at The Green Studio, New York, The Art Students League, The New School University and at The Woodstock School of Art. She exhibits frequently at the Woodstock Artist Association and Museum, The Art's Upstairs Gallery, Phoenicia and has exhibited at the Gelabert Studios, New York, the Synagogue For the Arts, New York, and at the former Imari Art Gallery in Hudson, NY. Sandra also is a board member of the Woodstock Artist Association and Museum.