BIO

Sandy Palasti is a contemporary abstract artist who lives in Charlotte, NC. Born in New Jersey, Sandy had a love for animals and science and yearned to be a veterinarian. Human medicine won her over and she decided to pursue a career in surgery. After a fellowship at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, she was recruited as the first Pediatric ENT surgeon in Charlotte where she cared for thousands of children and their parents. She was awarded Top Doctor in Charlotte multiple times.

When she was 45 years old, Sandy began a journey of self discovery by exploring her creative side, a part that she had neglected during her many years in medicine. She has since been a writer, a musician, and a ceramicist, finally finding her truest expression in creating abstract paintings. 

 

Sandy's main body of work employs layered acrylics, inks, graphite, pastels, and oils to explore the  duality of personality that exists within all of us. In her series of paintings of unconventional flowers, Sandy explores the tension of being female in a field where emotions were downplayed and strength was power.

Recently, Sandy has experimented with collage in creating graphic pieces that are reminiscent of the '70's. Pages from vintage magazines, old photographs, and letters form the base layers. She likes working with house paints on collage as it evokes the feel of  vintage walls that have been posted over for years.

Though relatively new to the art world, Sandy has been juried into several shows, receiving one of ten "Best of Show" at The Other Art Fair/Dallas. She lives with her husband and dogs in Charlotte, though never far from her daughter in Austin, TX.

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