Grass Valley resident Sandy Lindblad is a contemporary pet portrait artist with a unique style combining impressionism & expressionism. She graduated from the Art Academy in San Francisco with a BFA in Advertising and one in Illustration. After graduation, she painted “Western” paintings and sold them at street fairs. In 2010, Lindblad Studios was born. Since childhood, Sandy has drawn and painted cats, dogs and farm animals, and she now uses her passion to paint animals in a colorful, expressionistic manner. Her specialty is capturing the personality of pets in her paintings. Using pastels and acrylics, Sandy enjoys seeing the animals come alive on canvas or boards. She accepts commissions and has clients throughout the US.