Sandra Leinonen Dunn is a Maine painter and a published children's book illustrator. Her paintings are impressionistic with loose brushstrokes and light use of color - a meditation on the happiness found in that which is beautiful to the eye.
Sandra is also an educator. She has taught art in the public school system for the past 15 years and has given art lessons and workshops outside the school setting. Her Bachelor in Fine Arts degree is from the University of Southern Maine. Sandra also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from the University of Southern Maine. Her art education includes studying at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School, Whitelands College in London, Maine College of Art , the University of Maine at Augusta, and the Round Top Center for the Arts.
“I paint in a realistic though somewhat impressionistic style and the focus of most of my painting is on nature. I work in both watercolors and acrylics, and my preferred subjects are still life and landscapes. My work in photography has inspired me as an artist, and has allowed me to observe in great detail the wonderful design and beauty in nature.''