Sandy Alves is a Canadian visual artist having lived most of her life in Southern Ontario, Canada. She moved to the US in 2013 to pursue a new adventure and reunite with her family. Her work is primarily the result of her love for art; it is both a challenge and an outlet, a discipline and a passion.
Her main interest is modern contemporary abstract art, she enjoys abstract expressionism, surrealism, figurative and impressionism styles. She is not confined to one subject area, preferring to vary her projects and media. That said, acrylics is her favorite medium. She tries to convey her own sense of reality or fantasy and hopes to engage the viewer in sharing this pictoral illusion. She defines her work as a balance between mastery of technique, an opinion to express and an emotional reaction.
Inspiration for her can pop up at any time and in any place. She is a self-taught photographer and loves to photograph nature, the sunrise and sunsets wherever she goes. She is also a makeup artist, an engineer, a Yogi and lifelong beach and animal lover.