Sandra Iafrate works primarily in oil, using intricate compositions and combination of contemporary and classical techniques. Her portrayal of nature, floral and foliage takes on complex compositions alive with colour, which seem to go beyond the boundaries of the canvas. She has recently been awarded International Artists Magazine’s Finalist in their garden and flower competition for her work Lilies on Black which was part of a contemporary series of oil and acrylic oversized botanical paintings on canvas. Her work continuously evolves as new works take on new aspects of her technique discoveries.
Sandra loves to say in her teaching, "Everything I've learned, I've learned in watercolour class." and she emphasizes the importance of learning the fundamentals of drawing, composition and colour theory in art. Sandra has also developed her skill through various ateliers and workshops, learning drawing and oil painting with renowned artists the late Kevin Taylor at Brighton Arts Society in Melbourne and Juan Martinez at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto.
Sandra teaches workshops occasionally in Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake, various locations in the U.S., and she offers a one-week painting holiday in Europe every summer. Sandra's original and published works are exhibited and sold internationally.