Sandy Fowler Hubler is the daughter of the late Arnold and Georgia Fowler. Both parents supported and encouraged her to pursue her art career. Sandy grew up on a farm in Henderson, Ar and attended Mountain Home school for the entire 12 years, graduating in 1978. She moved to Jonesboro and attended ASU and studied toward her art career. While attending ASU, Sandy studied under Evan Linquist, James Keech, Roger Carlisle and Bill Rowe. As careers choices have a way of changing she begin working for United Parcel Service loading trucks and while attending ASU. She later became a UPS driver and continued to move up the corporate ladder and became a Human Resource Mgr. Sandy stayed with UPS for 22 years before deciding something was missing and wanted to bring her passion for art back into her life.
Sandy and her late husband, Rob, purchased an art gallery and framing company in Little Rock called The Showroom which she has owned since 2003. Sandy manages to run the company and still pursue her art career. She is represented by several galleries throughout the Mid South and Mid West area. The Showroom represents over 25 artists with a large percentage being local artist. In addition Sandy works with many decorators and designers and their clients in the purchases of art for both corporate and home interiors.
Sandy states, “I think it all started in the 3rd grade at Mtn Home Elementary School. She set up a bouquet of flowers for us to draw and color from. I would never have believed that a piece of construction paper and a box of crayons would lead me to where I am today. I colored that bouquet and it was entered in a school competition that I won for my class level. The prize was a check for $1.00 which I still have today.” Her art has continued to move up to achieve higher levels. Sandy won the Best of Show in the Memphis Fair for professional artist which represented several states a few years ago. She has art that is collected by many and has a permanent piece hanging in the Arkansas Convention Center. She has been featured in several National and State Magazines with her art including Art Galleries and Artists of the South and Western Art Collector.
She states, “As I get older I seem to be more obsessed with my paintings, I would like to get looser with my art and try and take on an abstract feel. But, for some reason I can’t seem to make that happen. I do a lot of plein air painting and love being outdoors in a remote location. The farther away from a phone and computer when painting is better. When I am painting on location, you have to paint fast as the light is always changing and the shadows are getting larger. It is a challenge and I love it. I paint a lot of very large paintings, ranging in several feet in size and these paintings I paint in my home studio off of photos I take. ”
Always having a horse as a child growing up, Sandy still has horses and when not taking care of The Showroom or painting she competes in barrel races on some weekends. She states, “ I like to say this is my way of trying to keep fit, is taking care of my horses. Time doesn’t allow for me to focus on my competition like I would like, now it is more of a get-a-way for a weekend and I am fine with that.”
Sandy states, “ If you had told me years ago that I would be a professional artist, I would never have believed it. My job is something I look forward to everyday and get more inspired as times goes by. What more can I say, I get to work on what I love to do and love what I do”.
To view more information about Sandy’s art please visit her web site at www.sandyhublerfineart.com or you may call at 501-416-0533.