Ink and Watercolor Artist

A Love of Color

  The focus of my work is watercolor and ink.

 I am attracted to the transparent 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 prone to accidents.

 It requires a great deal of patience and loss of paper.  

 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 in

Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and New Smyrna Beach,FL.    

 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, Florida and Mainland and Seabreeze

High Schools in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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

 on paper and canvas.

Gallery installations listed below.




Portrait work in watercolor is by commission.

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

UV archival protected

Ink  acrylic/alcohol

acrylic and alcohol inks are on

watercolor canvas, graphX and yupo. I use archival UV spray and gel for fading.

Alcohol ink

Alcohol ink on synthetic papers.

“Ebb tide” above on display at

Jacksonville Aviation Authority

down town urban core Jacksonville



24x48 Ink &Acrylic under acrylic sheet

Wilson Center for the Arts

 Honorable Mention


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


Curated Shows....Awards

2024 Showcase artist First Coast Cultural Center

2024 Acrylic ink on canvas workshop Feb 27th

First Coast Cultural Center

2023  3rd Place  Jacksonville Coalition of Visual Arts "Hydrangeas" Vandroff Gallery

2023 One Woman Showcase  Sandy Harrington  “Players by the Sea” runs during “Xanadu” an ABET production

2022 Fem Art "Grand Opening Show" Downtown urban core Jacksonville " Jellyfish" acrylic ink

2021 "Purely Primary" Vanderplas Gallery lower Manhatten New York, NY  "Combustion, Midnight Blooms,Traffic"  acrylic/alcohol inks Dec 6-19

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

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

2021  Loosen up your watercolor portraits with Sandy Harrington a "watercolor workshop" Orange Park Art Guild

2021 A two woman 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  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"    "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  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 "Honorable Mention" Cultural Arts Center at Ponte Vedra 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 Reddi Arts  Jacksonville Arts League Show  Hendricks Ave downtown Jacksonville

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                                                

" 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 

"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 

 "View Kaleidoscopic watercolor works

  by "Sandy Harrington"

  First Coast Cultural Center

 " Fiber and Fire"

  Dual Show with Amy Dove

First Annual Earth Day Art Exhibition 2021

City of Atlantic Beach and Word Revolt Gallery

First Place winner

"The Reef"

 30x40 watercolor on Fredrix w/c canvas 

Recent shows

Edges Hard and Soft

    Wilson Center for the Arts

   Joint show with Kim Guzzon         

Florida State College South College

South Campus

        Vivid Women

  Fem Arts Gallery Jacksonville Asteroids


  Museum of Science and History

One woman Show


"Florida Botanicals"

     Vandroff  Gallery                        

 Jacksonville Coalition of  Visual Arts 2023

    3rd Place 



Women Artists Show

 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 International Airport 

        Abstract Show Concourse     Oct 2020

Fl  Citrus Show

TheArts Center Jacksonville Fl   "watercolor"

Early Blooms

downtown urban core


 FL  Habitat  Show

The Art Center Jacksonville Fl 

acrylic on canvas

"Tomoka Salt Marsh"

2nd Place

       Roots Show 

 Women Writing for a chang  Riverside Jacksonville Fl

watercolor  "Blue Sanctuary"


Watercolor Portraits

 Watercolor board and Clayboard

Contact Sandy