I currently reside in Georgia with my wonderful husband and three amazing boys.
Through my husband’s military service we’ve been fortunate to travel the world and live in some amazing countries like Japan, Iceland and England.
I am an artist, designer and educator and love to create something every day! Also, the former Editor in Chief of Interactive Artist Magazine ( http://www.InteractiveArtistMagazine.org ) an online publication where you can find Creative Inspiration 24/7!
When I became a military wife over 20 years ago I started making gifts for family and friends as a way to save money. One of the first things I painted were Japanese warrior shirts using fabric paint and eventually started selling them at the base gift shop. When we moved to Iceland, I painted ornaments, plates and mugs and sold them through the base USO. When next stationed in England, I painted ornaments with English cottages, telephone boxes, local castles and village signs, selling them at the annual bazaars. I also created unique ceramic pieces to accompany customers china sets.
In 2000, we moved to Nebraska and I saw Donna Dewberry and her One Stroke painting method on PBS. I attended my first certification to become a One Stroke Certified Instructor (2005). Since then I have received the following Certifications with
Dewberry Crafts (Level II, High Definition, Studio Home Dimensions, Professional Home Specialist, OSCI Elite, and wOils). In 2008, I became a Regional Trainer for Sculpey and their Studio line of products. In 2010 I became the first One Stroke
Master! For several years I had the honor of working closely with Donna Dewberry developing education programs, creating designs and products.
I love learning new things that help me grow and become a better artist and teacher. I am passionate about creating with acrylics, wOils, Mixed Media, but I also paint decorative glassware, windows, clothing, and murals. I also love creating with polymer clay.
I teach at National Painting Conventions and I’ve been teaching Decorative Painting in both oils and acrylics, Polymer Clay, One Stroke, Kids/Teens Classes at Hobby Lobby in Warner Robins, Georgia since October 2006. I also travel teach upon request. I am part of DecoArt’s Helping Artist Program. www.decoart.com
I’ve been published in Crafts N Things Magazine, Interactive Artist Magazine, Painting World Magazine, Clay Publication (online), and Pixelated Palette.
I hope you’ll take some time to check out my blog – http://sandymctierdesigns.blogspot.com and my Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/SandyMcTierDesigns I’m also on Twitter (Sandy McTier), Instagram, Pinterest, Linkden, and Google+
I feel so blessed to be able to share my passion for painting and creating with others!