About

The Artist

LeeAnn Sanders lives and works in Harrisburg, SD and the Florida Keys. She is a jewelry maker and emerging mixed media artist. She has studied with several experts in both fields over the past 5 years. Her work has been displayed in several Sioux Falls events as well as galleries in Illinois and Key West, Florida. She has been a vendor at the juried Sioux Falls Sidewalk Arts Festival.

 

Artist Statement

 

"Memory is the diary we all carry about with us." - Oscar Wilde. 

My art is about memories; those memories in my life that make me happiest. Ever since I visited the ocean as a small child with my family, it has been a part of my soul. As an adult, I return multiple times a year to reconnect with the ocean and my memories. With my paintings, I seek to connect the viewer with the joy and peace I feel when I am at the seashore. The ocean puts us in perspective with our world and our fellow humans and our frame of reference is humbled. It is the great equalizer and I love illustrating how the ocean evokes our inner child.