Sandra Wakeen is a Connecticut based painter who transitioned from a career in illustration and commercial art into portraiture, then added still life and landscape to her subjects.
She has traveled and studied in Europe, most recently with Tony Ryder at Studio Escalier in France.
Wakeen’s portfolio website showcases her crisp, sharply focused still lifes, portraits, drawings and landscapes. My favorites are the landscapes that incorporate objects like large vases and similar objects, making them in a way outdoor still lifes. Her other, less extensive website has a few examples of her illustrative works.