Q + A: Sandra Kaija Oost

SANDRA KAIJA OOST CREATES COLOURFUL, JOYFUL FLORAL PAINTINGS USING SPRAY PAINT, COLLAGE AND ACRYLICS.

When did you first fall in love with art?

I have always been in love with art in all forms for as long as I can remember. I have done it all! I studied printmaking at art school and I’ve since learnt glass work, leather work, ceramics, the list goes on. For the last few years I’ve settled on mixed media painting and I’m so happy there!

Where do you find inspiration?

Colour, nature, flowers, 1970s craft books, eclectic interior design, walking, children’s books, country driving, music and coffee.

What is your studio like?

Messy! I am the messiest person I know. I never make time to tidy up because I’d rather use the time to paint! I like to have my family around in the evening while I work, so my studio is actually one side of the loungeroom. There is paint on the walls, the carpet, the dog, everywhere. I have a very understanding partner.

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