Robyn Sand Anderson


September 19 – October 23, 2019

SMAC Gallery

509 W Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258
(Mailing address: PO Box 55)


Regular office hours are:
Monday-Friday 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm


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obyn Sand Anderson

Robyn Sand Anderson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art and Art Education from Luther College in Decorah. She taught high school art for four years and has been a professional artist specializing in transparent watercolor and acrylic for over 35 years. After a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in 2008, Sand Anderson’s paintings also changed. Suffering constant pain and fatigue for over two years, she at one point believed that she would no longer be able to paint at all.

With medication and rest, she has been painting again since 2010. Moving from representational watercolors to abstract expressionist acrylics, Sand Anderson has found non-objective painting expresses those things that are hard to understand or explain. After her diagnosis she created four exhibits exploring the mystery of human suffering without becoming macabre. Her use of bright, vibrant color always moves toward hope. She is especially tuned in with those who suffer and hopes to be a visual voice for hope and healing.
Most recently, Sand Anderson has been interpreting choral and orchestral music with color, texture and movement. The exhibit showcased at the SMAC Gallery is a body of work interpreting the music of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. Anderson created this series after receiving a grant from the SW MN Arts Council to go to Bergen, Norway to study Grieg’s life, work and the landscapes that inspired his music. In addition, she collaborated with choral conductor Matthew Olson interpreting Bach’s Mass in B Minor for a Bach summer music festival held in June 2019. Sand Anderson believes that combining the arts enhances and strengthens the experience of the viewer.

Robyn Sand Anderson is a 2017 SMAC Individual Artist grant recipient.

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