In the Audubon Tradition Exhibition
About Sandy Cable-Barringer
Sandy Cable-Barringer is living proof that creative talent does run in families and this time a family in Darke County.
Sandy grew up on a farm in Greenville, Ohio, the daughter of Roy Cable, well-known local naturalist, writer, and painter. Her brother Lee is a nationally recognized painter of wildlife and western art. Numerous members of the Cable family are perusing their careers in various fields of art.
Sandy studied fine art under the tutelage of the late Martin Wogaman of Greenville for eight years. These classes precluded years of self-study in classes, workshops and career opportunities in the Greenville, Columbus and Houston, Texas areas. Mainly working in the graphic arts field; Sandy designed and illustrated
Returning to Ohio in 1993 after spending 26 years living and working in the Houston, Texas area, she chose to concentrate her attention to fine art painting. What followed was winning 12 Best of Show awards, 4 People’s Choice awards; numerous purchase and ribbon awards. In 1995 one of her paintings was a finalist in the Artist Magazine Art Competition. In 2014 she had a one-woman show of nearly 50 pieces of her work. Works by Sandy are included in various corporate and private collections.
When asked about her work, she replied “My work can best be described as an artistic approach to realism. I enjoy capturing the beauty of everyday subjects in the way light, shadow, color and form interplay across the surface of the canvas. I want the viewer to see the life force and intelligence in all living subjects, whether it be a commissioned portrait or a little field mouse in the wild.”
Sandy has been the Teaching Coordinator for the Martin Wogaman Art Room at St. Claire Memorial Hall in Greenville since its dedication in 1996. She feels that it’s an honor to be continuing on a part of Mr. Wogaman’s legacy.
8″h x 6″w
My affection for the cute little field mice of my youth is shown in this painting of this daring little fellow about to begin an adventure.
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17.5″h x 20.25″w
Even though my reference photo shows the rabbit in the open, I wanted to create a safe resting and hiding place for him.
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After The Snowfall
16.25″h x 19.25″w
The young fox is mesmerized by the changed landscape. I see the questions in his eyes.