Ink and Watercolor Artist

A Love of Color

   I love the translucence of watercolor and all varieties of inks and dyes.

 I am attracted to the vivid color and the way it moves around on the paper.

 My artwork style is wet on wet, creating flowing patterns.

 Dropping wet color onto wet paper is unpredictable

and can be a boon or bust.  It is highly transparent, and prone to accidents

which requires some patience embracing the unpredictability.  

 I am my happiest painting, so I try to share the energy, joy and happy accidents

of each finished piece.


Sandy Harrington is a native Floridian and has painted as long as she can remember.

Her background as an artist began in illustration and advertising for the Daytona Beach

 News Journal and Hurd Moss Advertising in Daytona Beach, Florida         

 Her clients included:

Fairgreen Golf and Country Club, New Smyrna Beach, Old Salty's Inn Daytona

The Daytona Inn, I-Care Child Abuse Campaign, PineTrail Elementary School

 O'Connell's Restaurant, New Smyrna Beach, Bentwood Subdivision, Port Orange, Florida

After raising a family, Sandy managed a career in real estate, while donating her time

to Volusia County Schools. She produced large scale murals, costumes and scenic design for:

the Children's Musical Theatre in Ormond Beach, Mainland High School in Daytona Beach

and Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach.

Her artwork could be seen in the following productions.

CMT Productions of Beauty and the Beast, Princess and the Pea, Broadway Melody and Secret Garden

Mainland High School productions of:

Will Roger's Follies,  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

Seabreeze High School production of:   Meet me in St. Louis 

Since retiring to Jacksonville in 2014... Sandy has continued

to experiment with color both on paper and canvas.




Portrait work in watercolor is by commission.

I prefer  Windsor Newton watercolor on clay-board, illustration board  or watercolor board. 

UV archival protected

Ink and Flow Acrylics

Flow acrylic and alcohol inks are on

clay board, bristol and yupo. I use archival spray for fading.

Resin on Clayboard or Canvas

My larger  resin work is on clayboard or canvas . 

My collage work is done on canvas with polymer gels

and foils.



24x48 Ink &Acrylic under acrylic sheet

Wilson Center for the Arts

 Honorable Mention

Available Aviles Gallery St. Augustine,Fl


32x42  Flow Acrylic and Ink

 under Acrylic Sheet

Red Hot Show Show 

The Art Center Jacksonville

"First Place"   


32x36 Flow Acrylic and Ink

Archival varnish under Acrylic Sheet

Smothered in Blue Show 

The Art Center Jacksonville

Available Aviles Gallery  St. Augustine

Installations...Curated Shows....Awards

2021 One Woman Show "Players by the Sea" Jacksonville Beach Fl. runs during "Sponge Bob the musical " July thru August

2021 1st Place "The Reef"  Earth Day juried art exhibition  sponsored by the City of Atlantic Beach and Word Revolt Gallery

2021 Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville "Imagination Squared" 10x10 resin group show

2021 FemArts Gallery Jacksonville Fl "Behind the Mask" virtual showing The Blue Veil watercolor on board 

2021 "Vivid Women" FemArtsGallery Jacksonville,Fl  "Asteroids" "Downpour"

2021 Dual Show "Edges Hard and Soft" Wilson Center for the Arts Florida State College with Kim Guzzone 

2020 One Woman Show Museum Science and History  Jacksonville Fl. "ImagiNature" one woman show "Florida Botanicals" runs Sept -Nov

2020 the Museum of Science and History watercolor workshop by Sandy Harrington October 3rd 2020 10:00-12:00

2020 Jacksonville International Airport Abstract show "Through Your Own Lens" Concourse A&B Fall 2020
 2020 Jacksonville Transportation Authority downtown urban core , art on loan for new office building

2020 Jacksonville International Airport "Women Artists Visual Experience" exhibition Haskell Gallery Jan16th-July

2020 FemArt Gallery  Women who "Face" it  10 S Newnan St.  downtown urban core Jacksonville  Jan 12th-March28th 2020

2019 First Place "Molten" acrylic and ink at curated show "Red Hot" Annex Gallery" Jacksonville The Art Center downtown urban core

2019 Second Place "Tomoka Salt Marsh" The Art Center Jacksonville Florida Habitats Show Jacksonville Fl

2019 Wilson Center for the Arts   Honorable Mention "Storm" acrylic and ink  South College Jacksonville, Fl  JCVA Summer Show

2019 FemArtsGallery "Abstract Show" downtown urban core "Storm" "RipTide"

2019  Amelia Island Community Theatre  "Brighter Tomorrows" runs during Annie:   "Daybreak" resin on clay board and "First Light"

2019 "Women from Jag" Show sponsored by the Jacksonville Art Guild at the Landings  "Storm"

2019 Cultural Arts Center at Ponte Vedra  Florida  Flo Acrylic "First Light"

2018 "Faces" Show Amelia Island  sponsored by ACT Community Theatre, Amelia Island Florida watercolor portrait "Angel"

2018 The Color Purple FemartGallery "Sisters"    

2018 ID Arts Magazine featured Artist                                                                                              

2017 First Place "Blue Ice" the The Art Center downtown Jacksonville  show "Abstraction at its Best"

2017 "Kaleidoscope"  a one woman show, Adele Grage Cultural Arts Center,  Neptune Beach, Florida

2017 Cultural Art Center at Ponte Vedra "Dual Show"  Sandy Harrington and Amy Dove "Fiber and Fire"

2017 Showcase Artist for November  Five and Dime a Theatre Company   downtown urban core Adams Street

2016 Wilson Center for the Arts "South by Southlight"  "Carnival" and "Sunset" sponsored by Southlight Gallery

2016 First Place Cork Arts District  "Collage Tryptic" sponsored by Southlight Gallery "Pop at Cork"

2016 Honorable Mention "Sunset"  Southlight Gallery,  Abstract X  Summer Guest Series

2016 2nd place "A Closer look" Flagler County Art League

2016 "Featured Artist"  Fab Florida Magazine 

2015 Cultural Arts Center at Ponte Vedra "Honorable Mention" Study in Red and Blue 2015

2015 "First Place" Art from the Heart  "Carnival" Palm Coast Florida at  Flagler County Art League 

2015 Merit Award "Going Coastal" Palm Coast Florida Flagler County Art League 

2015 Deland Museum of Art  "Volusia Artist Holiday Showcase" 

2015 Hub on Canal Street Gallery  New Smyrna Beach Florida exhibiting artist

2015 Cover Artist Flagler Magazine 2015 Palm Coast Florida

2015 2nd Place watercolor "Pansies" Every Color has a Story  Flagler County Art League 

2015-2017 Saint Augustine Art League 

2015 Archway Gallery  "Watercolor Botanicals"

2015 Reddi Arts  Jacksonville Arts League Show  Hendricks Ave downtown Jacksonville

2015 First Street Gallery Neptune Beach Art Guild Show  watercolor "Ginger" and "Crotons"

2015-2016 Jacksonville Coalition of the Visual Arts Summer and Winter Shows 

Judges  Statements

 "This piece was absolutely striking. Wonderful flow and composition. The use of red

is truly impressive"

"Molten" acrylic and ink

 Red Hot Show

 "First Place"

 Art Center downtown urban

core Jacksonville

Anna Miller 2019                                                   

" Her strikingly beautiful work shows how something that's a totally abstract combination of colors can hold a persons attention. The colors drew me in the moment I entered the room"

Abstraction at its Best

"First Place"

"Blue Ice"  ink and acrylic

The Art Center Jacksonville

Rob Middleton 2017

"This painting drew me in instantly with

it's vibrant colors, serendipitous moments in paint and the deliberate marks made by

 the artist. It is fun like a carnival."

 "First Place" Carnival

Flagler County Art League Show

Tony Wood 2016

             "View Kaleidescopic watercolor works

                                       by Sandy Harrington"

                                The Cultural Art Center

                                       at Ponte Vedra 

                                               " Fiber and Fire"

                          Dual Show with Amy Dove

Recent shows

Edges Hard and Soft

    Wilson Center for the Arts

   Joint show with Kim Guzzone

                 Fall 2020

       Vivid Women

            Fem Arts Gallery

Jacksonville Fl  Feb-March 2021



Museum of Science and History

One woman Show

"Florida Botanicals" Oct 2020

        Watercolors of Florida

Women Artists Show

"WAVE" Haskell Gallery

International Airport Jacksonville

Mallows ink/acrylic

NE FloridaWomen Artists Show

International Airport 2020

   Behind the Mask

        Fem Arts Gallery

Jacksonville Fl  Jan-Feb 2021

       The Blue Veil watercolor

Through your own lens

Jacksonville Internationl    Airport

        Abstract Show Concourse     Oct 2020

Fl  Citrus Show

TheArts Center Jacksonville Fl   "watercolor" Early Blooms

      Florida  Show

The Art Center Jacksonville Fl 

acrylic on canvas

Tomoka Salt Marsh

2nd Place

        Roots Show 

Women Writing for a change

     Riverside Jacksonville Fl

watercolor  "Blue Sanctuary"


Watercolor Portraits

 Watercolor board and Clayboard

Contact Sandy