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 an award winning Jacksonville ink and watercolor artist.
Her professional art background 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
2021 1st Place "The Reef" Earth Day juried art exhibition sponsored by the city of Atlantic Beach and World Revolt Gallery
2021 One Woman Show "Players by the Sea" Jacksonville Beach Fl. runs July thru August
2021 FemArts Gallery Jacksonville Fl "Behind the Mask" 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" "Florida Botanicals" runs Sept -Nov
2020 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
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 downtown urban core
2019 FemArtsGallery "Abstract Show" downtown urban core "Storm" "RipTide"
2019 Amelia Island Community Theatre "Brighter Tomorrows" "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 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 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 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
"This piece was absolutely striking. Wonderful flow and composition. The use of red
is truly impressive"
"Molten" acrylic and ink
Red Hot Show
Art Center downtown urban
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
"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"
First Coast Cutural Center
" Fiber and Fire"
Dual Show with Amy Dove
First Annual Earth Day Art Exhibition 2021
city of Atlantic Beach and Word Revolt Gallery
The Reef watercolor 30x40
Edges Hard and Soft
Wilson Center for the Arts
Joint show with Kim Guzzone
Florida South College
Fem Arts Gallery
Jacksonville Fl Feb-March 2021
Museum of Science and History
One woman Show
Women Artists Show
"WAVE" Haskell Gallery
International Airport Jacksonville
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"
downtown urban core
FL Habitat Show
The Art Center Jacksonville Fl
acrylic on canvas
"Tomoka Salt Marsh"
Women Writing for a change
Riverside Jacksonville Fl
watercolor "Blue Sanctuary"
Watercolor board and Clayboard