Sandra Forzani

Sandra studied art at the Alberta College of Art in Calgary as well as in Europe during the three years she lived abroad. Since returning home to Canada, she has painted extensively.

Sandra prefers painting with oils on large canvases, transforming her subject matter into larger-than-life images. Her canvasses for the most part are of trees, flowers and fruit. Her subjects vary, but what remains is her dedication and passion for her art.

In 1982, Sandra graduated from Mount Royal College in Interior Design and in 1997 opened her own inner-city studio on 11th Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta. Until June of 2000 when she relocated to her Bearspaw country studio where she currently continues to paint full time.

Sandra Forzani is a very prolific artist, who prefers large canvases and working in oil. She continues to create her various larger than life subject matter, using bold and rich colors that welcome the viewer to see the beauty of nature through her brush strokes.  


EDUCATION

1971-76 Alberta College of Art & Design

Studied painting, drawing, and ceramics 

1976-79 Lived in Europe 

Studied art and travelled extensively 

1979-82 Mount Royal College

Graduated in interior design 

ART & EXHIBITIONS

2011 Moved to Vancouver, BC to open Vinci’s Caffè & Art Gallery 

2010 Showed her work in Eau Claire, Calgary, AB 

2009 Exhibited at the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede Show 

            Mount royal plaza- Solo show

2008 Artists in the World (Artevo)- Solo show

2007 Bridgeland, Calgary, AB- Private solo show

2000-2006 Published in Art Biennial Guide to Canadian Artists in Galleries International  

2002-2005 Exhibited at Home & Garden show

      Fern Tree Gallery, Cochrane AB- Solo show

      Exhibited at the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede Show 

      Involved in Art Walk Calgary, AB

1999-2001 Exhibited at the Art Market at the Telus Convention centre, Calgary AB

Exhibited at the Art Essential show, Calgary, AB

Exhibited at the Palm Springs International Art Show, California

Exhibited at the One of a Kind Show, Toronto

Exhibited at the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede Show, Calgary, AB

Exhibited at the Art Direct Show, Calgary, AB

Exhibited at the Cameo Art Market, Edmonton, AB

Exhibited at the Butterdome Art Market, Edmonton, AB 

Exhibited at the Kensington Art Gallery, Calgary, AB  

1998 Associated member of Federation of Canadian Artists 

1997 Member of the Art society of Calgary


TRAVELS & INSPIRATIONS

Sandra’s travels spread over four continents, as she has been fortunate to have roamed through the Far East, Middle East, Europe, Asia, North America, and South America. Sandra’s camera is her tool in capturing unique moments in nature and develops her expressionistic style on the canvas. Sandra uses nature as a main source of inspiration for her subject matter.