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.