For the Record-Times
WHEATLAND — Artist Sande Anderson is the Platte County Art Guild “Artist of the Month” with her work on display in the window of Dance Wyoming at 861 Gilchrist in downtown Wheatland.
Formerly from New Jersey, Anderson’s creativity was spurred by a visit to the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show. That event eventually became the NJ State Fair, and she was an active participant—winning blue ribbons for her baking.
While living in New Jersey, she owned a ceramic shop, working in porcelain and learning the technique of china painting at Syracuse University. From there, she attended doll sculpting classes and when she graduated, she said she felt like she could do anything, so she sculpted two girls and one boy in her family. In addition, she has mastered techniques in quilting, stained glass, calligraphy, and most recently, Folk Art.
About 25 years ago, Sande and her husband Jim purchased a ranch in Wheatland. She used one of her dolls as a down payment to realtor Joe Bowen. Jim and Sande spent summers on the ranch and recently made a permanent move to Wheatland, where she now has an art studio. Sande’s other interests include Master Gardening, she has a General License for Ham Radio, and is learning to play both violin and guitar, but her favorite hobby is cooking.
Her family includes three sons who live in New Jersey.
Sande has been an active member of the Art Guild and she is now leaning toward acrylic painting as her favorite medium.
ABOVE: Sande Anderson