Sandra Cochran is a native Californian. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco's New College of California and went on to do post-graduate work in fine art at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.
Sandra searches for the essence of a painting - more suggestive than explicit. She will paint a canvas, wipe it off, and then paint it again - over and over until that feeling she is trying to express makes itself visible. For her, painting is a love and a compulsion. It is also a process. The act of concentration on repetitive painting of a single subject creates a state of creation - she calls the "whur" - where a canvas transforms itself from being an image to being art.
While all art is subjective and what speaks to one person may go unknown and unnoticed by another, the artist must have something to say and then do it in such a way that it is more felt than seen. Showing a touch of irony, she says that her paintings are sometimes better seen through closed eyes.