Watercolor artist Sandi Hanlon-Breuer spent her childhood enjoying the beaches on the “Treasure Coast” of Florida and summers exploring the beautiful countryside of southern Virginia, beginning a life long love of water and nature. After completing a Bachelor of Art in Art at the University of South Florida, Sandi continued her enjoyment of the ocean and love of travel by working on board the cruise ships of the Oslo, Norway based Royal Viking Cruise Lines for the better part of ten years. Lay-overs in port cities provided the opportunity to visit art museums around the world. The art in museums such as the Uffizi, Musee D’Orsay, Metropolitan Museum of Art and The National Gallery of Victoria continued to stimulate her interest in art. Sandi's fascination for the workings of nature led her to graduate work at the University of Florida and an on-going sixteen year career in limnology (fresh water science). Her watercolor paintings continue to reflect her love of the natural world.
Most of Sandi's artwork is representational and emphasizes both dynamic color and the interplay of light and shadow. She also often stresses patterns and movement in composition and design. Although she sometimes paints in other mediums, transparent watercolor displays a special luminosity that cannot be duplicated. Sandi works primarily in transparent watercolor and has been a professional artist for several years. Her watercolors are included in private collections in the United States, Canada and Europe and have been recognized with awards in state, national and international exhibitions.