My happy place is in my studio designing projects while slinging and flinging paint! I'm happiest though in a classroom full of eager students wanting to learn and have fun - now whether in person or on ZOOM!
I produce both digital and print ~ educational and instructional materials. I also have the honor of creating instructional videos/lessons for DecoArt, DynastyBrush, as well as for my social media platforms and YouTube Channel.
I travel teach all over the United States as well as Internationally. I also teach at National Painting Conventions and NOW on ZOOM!
I’ve been published in Crafts N Things Magazine, Interactive Artist Magazine, Painting World Magazine, Clay Publication (online), and Pixelated Palette. Have made appearances on Create & Craft TV UK, Create TV and the PBS Show Make It Artsy.
I am an active DecoArt Helping Artist, DecoArt Art Ambassador and a DecoArt Creative Consultant working closely with Marketing and Product Development. I'm also a proud Dynasty Brush Brand Specialist and ChartPak Art Ambassador.
One of the highlights of my Artistic Journey was being selected as the 2019 Society of Decorative Painters Conference Artist! The next has been opening my Art & Art Journaling Membership group! A place where I can more intentionally CREATE with my tribe!
You can also find Sandy on Facebook & YouTube under Sandy McTier Designs and on Pinterest, TikTok, and Instagram under Sandy McTier.
On a more personal note, Sandy is a wife of 30 years to a U.S. Air Force Veteran and mom to three amazing young men, ages 27, 25, and 24.
Through my husband’s 22 year military service, we’ve been fortunate to travel the world and live in some amazing countries like Japan, Iceland and England.
When I became a military wife 30 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.
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.
Oh, and don't forget to check out the projects I have on the www.DecoArt.com website
I feel beyond BLESSED that I love what I do and I get to share my passion for painting and creating with others around the world!