Sandy McDaniel has lived and worked as an artist and visual designer in California for over twenty years. Major artistic influences have been growing up surrounded by the rural landscape of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, her life-long love of horses, and her passion for the West. Montana and Wyoming are favorite destinations for creative inspiration.
Sandy attended Pennsylvania State University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Art. After graduation, she studied privately with Delaware painter Charles Vincent.
In 2011, McDaniel participated in the Cattlemen’s Western Art Show in Paso Robles, California. In 2010, she exhibited in the “Art of the American Cowboy” show in Las Vegas during the National Finals Rodeo, as well as the fall Western Design Conference in Jackson, Wyoming. In July of 2010, her work appeared in a special exhibition commemorating the National Day of the Cowboy at the Autry National Center’s Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, California. In 2009, she had a solo exhibition at the Autry’s Southwest Museum.
Her paintings were featured in the Nov./Dec. 2010 issue of Cowgirl magazine and have also appeared in Western Art & Architecture magazine.
Ms. McDaniel is represented by Montana Trails Gallery in Bozeman, Montana, and Vertical Peaks Fine Art in Jackson, Wyoming.