Sandra Levy, originally from Montreal, now resides in Victoria, B.C. She studied art at Concordia University, École des Beaux Arts de Montréal and Arizona State University. She also did graduate work in biology at Concordia University. She taught art for many years at Dawson College. She has exhibited in Montreal, Ottawa, Drummondville and Victoria and has many works in private collections.
As a scientist, I recognize trees as the lungs of the earth, purifying the air and playing a large role in energy and nutrient cycling. As an artist I am sensitive to the magnificence, grace and power expressed in their forms, even when they are reduced to stumps.
The titles come from the location where these works were painted. Copsewood Pond is a small, natural area, part of a nature trail. The trees are remnants of Douglas Firs after the elements and insects have reduced them to skeletons.
5 thoughts on “Landscapes by Sandra Levy”
Sandra Levy’s use of color and form gives me an insight into her unique style of showing how trees and tree stumps can be called the “lungs of the earth.” The black, grey and white stumps show us the stark reality of what is happening to our environment. The colored contour lines of the tree branches in “Garry Oak” and Carolwood Maple” look as if they are swaying in the wind.
All these paintings are of exhibition quality. I would gladly buy one if given the opportunity.
I wish you lots of luck, Sandra, in mounting exhibitions. Please keep up this style of painting.
Stunning colour; fluid organic form. Highly spiritual.
Sandra, I am one of your x-colleagues at Dawson….It is such a wonderful surprise to see your present work and reflections!
the stumps speak volumes, Sandra. Thanks for directing my attention to them. Good work, I hope many others appreciate (and buy) them.
Sandra, what a pleasure tu see your work. Having own some of your very organic paintings (1969), I recognize fundamental forms, but the
stability of compositions and the subtle treatment of your media is enchanting. I pursue similar interest in the forests of Northern New Mexico translating them into fiber arts. Your West Coast living seems to be a natural environment for your works.