Sandy Oppenheimer is a self-taught artist who “paints with paper” in an intuitive and playful manner. She takes her inspiration from the great painters of the past, beautiful handmade papers from around the world and from the fortunate life she lives.
Sandy first started creating her collages while living in Italy in the village of Pietrasanta. She had moved there with her husband, sculptor John Fisher, and became part of a thriving international enclave of artists living in the heart of the mountains of carrera marble. John had been working with marble for many years already, while Sandy had been a potter. Being thousands of miles from her studio, she explored other forms of artistic expression. Painting became her medium, but, little by little, she found her way to collage.