Sandra C. Pence’s enthusiasm for the human condition, her appreciation of the natural world, and her quest for self improvement are the wellspring of her creativity. Her inspiration from nature is easy as she lives in the beautiful Appalachian foothills of southern Ohio and is drawn to the outdoors. She often incorporates bits of nature such as twigs, rocks, branches, nests, and leaves in her artwork. Sandra has studied with such well respected teachers as John Howard Sanden and Daniel E. Green, both instructors at the Art Students League in New York. She also attended Columbus College of Art and Design and Ohio University. She continues to refine her skills by attending workshops and classes and has become adept in oils, watercolors, graphite and colored pencil. Her most recent quests have led her to create with encaustics and ink.