Creating impact by painting sunshine

Sandi McCabe

I have loved art all my life!  In school, I found ways to illustrate ANYTHING using my pencil crayons from Grade 1 and on.

I joined The Gallery Paining Group 17 years ago and I was so enthralled with painting outdoors twice a week with my fellow Members from May until October in and around London.  This is a group of 70 very talented artists who mentor eachother.  We weather wind, rain, sun and bugs to follow our passion and to learn and experiment!  We hold our annual show in October.

I also paint in the winter months in Florida with a couple of plein air groups there as well.  The vegetation and the colours are so different there which holds my interest and forces me to keep growing! 

For the last 8 summers, I have lived on the Toronto Islands for a week, where I grew up.   We stay at the Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts.  Many London artists now come with me!  We take our bikes all over the Islands and paint our hearts out!  This is truly going back to my roots.  

I have teamed up with 2 friends for 8 years now.  We have an annual show at The Arts Project in London.  Janice Howell and Michele Haley are my best buddies when it comes to feedback and support.   We call ourselves, "The Shady Artists".  20% of our proceeds go to My Sisters’ Place.   What a great partner they are ...  so much support and love.

During COVID I started to take a whole series of lessons on-line over 2 plus years with Linda Richichi of Sarasota , Florida.  She has helped so much, rounding out my knowledge of composition, colour mixing, the value of sketching, limited colour palette, hard and soft edges ….. plus so much more!   Working with one knowledgeable artist over an extended period of time has really helped with my learning curve.  

I look forward to your comments on this website ! 



Please let me know what you think of my work by email.  This will serve as the ultimate compliment! 

I pinch myself every day that I paint!  This is my BLISS!  I thank my Family and Friends for their constant encouragement.