Admirers of Sandra Kuck know that this talented artist puts a little
of herself into every painting. Her strong sense of family and
appreciation for beauty is echoed in all of her works, from which she
has captured a loyal and appreciative audience.
describes herself as a “romantic realist.” Her nostalgic settings and
angelic children evoke memories and emotions of childhood. With vibrant
color, delicate lighting, and exquisite lace and flowers, Sandra creates
a romantic and peaceful atmosphere, capturing the beauty and simplicity
of days gone by.
Sandra finds her inspiration from many different sources,
including the special relationship between mother and child, the beauty
of country garden, or the fine furnishings and the clothing of the
Victorian era. Her pursuit of perfection, exacting standards, and her
attention to detail allows her to paint only eight to ten pieces per
year. It is the ability to create flawless scenes of serenity, joy, and
elegance that has made her one of the most beloved artists in North
As a child in Ohio and Southern California, Sandra always
loved to doodle and sketch. It was during her education at UCLA and The
Art Student’s League in New York where she realized her love for
painting children and deviated from her professor’s emphasis on modern
art. Later, it was her husband John, who encouraged Sandra to pursue her
dream of becoming a professional artist. Though they quickly started a
family, John cared for the couple’s young children on weekends, so that
Sandra could have an opportunity to develop her artistic talents. Once
the children started school, Sandra was able to devote more time to her
art, while John sold her works to local galleries. Their confidence in
her special talents would eventually find embodiment in the collection
we see today.
Thanks to a steadily growing fan base, it was in 1983 that
Sandra’s work received national recognition. That year she was honored
with the National Association of Limited Edition Dealers’ (NALED) Plate
of the Year, Print of the Year and Artists of the year awards. Since
1983, she has been honored several times with honors from NALED,
including an unprecedented seven-time honored as Artist of the Year.
Although she enjoys acclaim, she treasures her time at him in her
studio. A modest person, she is still easily embarrassed by praise from
her faithful collectors.