The Artist


My name is Sandra Akins and I am mostly a wildlife artist. I enjoy being outdoors and observing the abundance of life around me on the ground, in the trees, in water, or in the sky. I love the way many of the animals blend into their surroundings so that sometimes you have to be really vigilant to even notice them. I try to bring this feeling of magic and awe into my paintings so you can almost feel yourself being right there with me enjoying all of the life around me as much as I do. I work with graphite, oils, and watercolors for the most part. However, I also like pastels and colored pencils and I really like scratch board work too, but the others are the ones I always come back to.

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