Sandra Pratt’s romantic landscapes and village scenes explore a potential for comfort in open, even barren spaces. The sparse compositions present a countryside that is safely isolated from industry and technology. The personal and emotional nature of Sandra’s work is influenced by her self-taught approach to working with composition, oil paint, and the palette knife. Her panels and canvases are decisively developed in bold, confident shapes of thick saturated earth tone colors. The places Sandra’s paints into being possess age and history as well as a particular charm from being well used and needed.