My love for art started when I was very little girl and my father lifted me up to see the robin’s nest in our tree. The sight of that blue just went through me like a lightening bolt and opened up my passion for color.
I feel like Alice in Wonderland when I paint except I am the one hosting the tea party. Like Alice I enter a world of magic and strange logic. I invite all of the phantasmal shapes, exuberant colors, and glorious marks that I view along my journey and create a world of harmony, fantasy, hope and freedom of expression. I apply acrylic paint to a gallery wrapped canvas or panel with brushes, combs, wedges, water, or my hands. I put on and dig out paint. I dance along the way. I demand spontaneity in gesture and enjoy watching paint move after applying it with the swipe of a brush, the push and pull of a rubber wedge, the spray from a can or the splatter and splash from a vessel. The paint takes on its own energy and partners with my understanding of composition, balance, space, and rhythm.
I invite you, the viewer, to enter my world and experience your personal interpretation of what is happening on the canvas. I hope that looking at my paintings brings a curiosity to ask questions and a smile to your face.
Sandi Neiman Lovitz graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor's degree in Art Education and taught art at the Pittsburgh Public School for a number of years before moving to Philadelphia.
Sandi continued to teach private classes and exhibit her paintings. Her passion for art led into various businesses that all involved the creative process. "Plastic Fantastics" was started with a friend, where they designed and manufactured acrylic functional art pieces. This, combined with her desire to keep doing art to make a living resulted in her decision to learn sign painting as a trade. She did free style hand lettering on windows, tractor trailers, paper and wood for approximately 10 years. Following that she developed a line of hand painted clothing that was sold throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area, did murals in personal and commercial areas and also created a line of hand-painted furniture which was represented by several galleries in the area. During this whole time Sandi continued to exhibit her paintings in various shows and and was part of the Merrill Collection, a gallery in West Chester, Pa.
She was of President of the Tri-State Pennsylvania Artists Equity for two years and is now on the board of DaVinci Art Alliance, a non-profit art organization founded in 1931 that builds community through art which is based in South Philadelphia,. She is also involved in ARTsisters, a group of women who are professional visual artists that not only support each other, but also reach out to women and children in the community. Sandi was juried in to the Centennial exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum by John B. Ravenal, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She was also juried in to the Berks Art Alliance at the Reading Art Museum and was awarded an honorable mention by Lisa Tremper Hanover, former CEO of the Michener Museum. She participated in the Square Foot Art Basel Miami and was awarded the Nolan Painting Award at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, Pa. by celebrated artist, Moe Brooker, was awarded feature artist on Artsy Shark, founded by Carolyn Edlund, Executive Director of the Arts Business Institute, and was juried into “ Art of the State 2021” at the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg and was invited by curator Lauren Nye to show at The Susquehanna Art Museum. Sandi now paints full time in her studio .
1969 Penn State University, University Park, PA BS, Art Education
2017 American Journal of Critical Care, front cover, January 2017 Volume 26, No. 1
2013 Juror, Art on Avenue of the States, Harrah's, Chester, PA