Sandra F. Oppegard

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(American, b. 1941)

After graduation from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, Sandra Oppegard worked as a freelance illustrator for twenty-three years. Her client list includes Max Factor, Jafra Cosmetics, Redken, Giorgio, Bullock's, Mattel Toys, and numerous agencies and design studios to name a few. She was a member of the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators from 1972-1984, the Montana Watercolor Society till 1999 and currently is a Full Member of the American Academy of Equine Art.

She has exhibited with Women Artists of the West 2nd International Exhibition of Western Art, and won First Place in Watercolor in 1990 and 1991 at the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Equine Art Show and Sale at Longacres Racetrack in Renton, Washington. She participated in the First Annual Equifestival Art Show in Lexington, Kentucky, and won the Ruth Robbins Memorial Award for Watercolor, second overall. Sandra was the feature artist for the Mayfield Auction of Millbrook, New York, with her series of driving horses. She had a one-person show at Barrett's in Pomona, California and was the subject of a feature article in the April/May issue of Equine Images.

 
Her knowledge of thoroughbred racing, gained from working with her racehorse trainer husband as well as visiting numerous tracks around the country, imbues her racing scenes with authenticity combined with great affection for the colorful work of trainers, grooms and exercise riders. As a result, her work has become a favorite with persons working in the horse business. She has been commissioned to paint horses, dogs, people and racing silks. Sandra produces work at both her studio in Lexington, Kentucky, as well as on location at various tracks.
 
Sandra is a member of the Plein Air painters of the Bluegrass as well as a signature member of The Kentucky Watercolor Society. Kentucky Homes and Gardens wrote a feature article on Sandra and her beautiful work.

Through the Water Hazard
Mixed Media
20" x 30"

Awaiting Their Turn
Mixed Media
20" x 33"

Bay in Blue
Mixed Media
24" x 36"

Dappled Sunlight, Saratoga Sale
Watercolor
19" x 13"

Backstretch Scene, Keeneland
Watercolor
22" x 14"

Exercise Girl
Watercolor
19" x 23"

Down the Hill to the Training Track, Keeneland
Watercolor
13" x 17"
SOLD

Falls at Boone Creek
Watercolor
11" x 15"

Dressage Entry
Mixed Media
24" x 36"
SOLD

Exercise Rider Patti Krotenko
Watercolor
13" x 10"

Rider and Horse in Portugese Bullfighting Regalia
Watercolor
9" x 9"

Jockeys at Churchill
Watercolor
14" x 11"

Boone Creek Angler
Watercolor
17" x 10"

A Little Excitement
Watercolor
15" x 11"

Melon Wagon
Watercolor
15" x 11"

Pletcher Crew
Watercolor
24" x 18"

Home and Garden Tour
Watercolor
22" x 15"

Removing Leg Wraps
Watercolor
22" x 15"

Wagon Train Encampment, Bitteroot Valley, MT
Watercolor
16" x 10"

Washing
Watercolor
14" x 11"

Derby Stretch Drive 2008
Watercolor
12" x 18"

Silent Name (Son of Sunday Silence)
Watercolor
11" x 15"

Back From Exercise
Watercolor
10" x 16"

Bandini In Training
Watercolor/Gouache
10" x 23.5"

Roan Horse and Pony
Watercolor
16.5" x 20"

Down the Camino Real
Watercolor
15.5" x 19.5"

Stormy Weather
Watercolor
11" x 11"

Female Exercise Riders
Watercolor
14" x 11"