Colleen Sanchez

Contemporary Fine

Colleen Sanchez is a Honolulu based contemporary painter of flowers and foliage, landscape, and still life. Her interest in drawing started at a very early age, in part influenced by her father's interest in art and music; but that was put aside for many years while working and raising a family. After a lengthy management career in Canada where she was born and grew up; moving to Hawaii in 2007 inspired new interests, especially the desire to capture in paint her version of the natural beauty in her new surroundings. Her paintings reflect the light and colorful vibrancy found in the Hawaiian islands.

Painting in watercolor has predominately been her choice, but Colleen also works in pastel and oil. Although she had taken a few watercolor classes/workshops when she started painting in 2009, with Michael Genger and George Woollard, the artist is mainly self-taught.

Since 2010 she has exhibited several of her paintings in Hawaii Watercolor juried Exhibitions, where she won awards including a purchase award from the Hawaii State Museum. One of her floral paintings was also published as 1st finalist to the International Artist magazine floral and still life competition. Colleen's paintings are in many private collections across the US and Canada. She is currently a member of the Hawaii Watercolor Society where she has served as Exhibition co-chair several times.

Colleen is represented by Nohea Gallery in Honolulu.

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