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Sandra Temple

AFC Conservation Artist of the Month for August, 2006

Sandra is an active member of many wildlife and conservation groups locally, nationally and internationally. Each year she chooses a local wildlife conservation group to donate original artworks and limited edition giclee reproductions for fundraising and a percentage of her sales go towards these groups.
 
Her latest donation is "Orange Angels". The original framed artwork as well as 50% of 50 limited edition giclee reproductions (total release of 100) has been given to the Australian Orangutan Project which rescues, rehabilitates and releases these amazing creatures which are now so close to becoming extinct.
 
Sandra is self taught and has been a professional artist and illustrator for more than 25 years. During this time she has had a cartoon strip running for 8 years, designed numerous corporate logos, worked with the RSPCA, the Qld. Police Force and quite a few City Councils as a cartoonist and illustrator. She has taught realistic drawing at numerous primary schools with a focus on conservational education, designed and made theatre costumes and sets as well as taught stage make-up, she has designed and made unique jewellery, illustrated 8 childrens books and written and illustrated 2 more. Sandra worked as a vet nurse for 5 years and trained racehorses for 2 years. She still enjoys horse riding but finds her time limited.
 
In 1998 she started to organise art exhibitions for art groups and the Inaugural International Wildlife Exhibition in 1999, which took 2 years to organise, was a major challenge with 20 overseas artists exhibiting beside Australian ones. After previously holding the positions of Treasurer, Secretary, Editor and three years as President of the Qld Wildlife Artists Society Inc, Sandra is at present taking it easy in the role of International coordinator.
 
Concentrating her energy now on painting the worlds flora and fauna (with a particular interest in endangered species), Sandra works in all mediums and is especially keen on mixed medium paintings. She is an art judge, an art teacher working with adults and children, a popular workshop tutor and is a product demonstrator for Faber-Castell.

 

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