Encouraged by her mother, Sandra Kuck started painting at 14 years of age. She was born in East Liverpool, Ohio, and after graduating from high school in California continued her education at University of California, Los Angeles and the Arts Students League, New York City.
She is an unprecedented eight times National Association of Limited Edition Dealers Artist of the Year award winner.
She describes her style as "Romantic Realism" and says: "My paintings are meant to be an escape from reality, an escape to the charm and romanticism of a Victorian era, rich in detail, pattern and decoration. I am interested in creating a peaceful mood through the subject matter, but also one that is visually exciting through the interplay of light and pattern and color."
She finds the children who are her subjects on annual trips to the Cotswolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty in England: "There is a "fresh from God" look that children under 5 convey. Their skin is perfect, their eyes full of innocence. They look like little angels. I take those qualities and romanticize them. As far as the pink–cheeked children who pose for me, most are from Cotswold, England where we travel once a year."
Her images capture the tenderness and beauty of "days gone by." From the delicate lace and flowers to the peaceful cradling of a baby in mother's arms, she makes a personal statement about love every time.
Sandra Kuck lives and maintains a studio in Boca Raton, Florida.
This hand signed lithograph is called "Hidden Garden" and it could easily belong to the Lucy Maud Montgomery series 'Anne of Avonlea' with Anne, dressed in lace and ribbons, reaching over to hold a rose from a garden she's discovered.
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Frame: 29" x 24 1/2" Image: 20" x 16"