Internationally-renowned Sandy Swallow-Morgan’s artistic passion began in mid-life, as she experimented with oils and watercolors while living on a ranch in South Dakota. Virtually self-taught, Sandy longed to create art capturing her spiritual connection to nature, home, and family. Sandy discovered the painstaking medium of hand-pulled block printmaking, providing her with the ability to create dramatic pieces saturated with deep earth and pastel colors which evoke traditional Native American symbols and images from the natural world. An enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux tribe, Sandy’s fascinating life history enriches her artistic vision. Sandy has always felt an intense spiritual connection to the Black Hills. Both her great-grandfathers were present at the historic signing of the 1868 Treaty at Fort Laramie. Sandy is pleased to have displayed her art in many prestigious places such as the Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, the Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, and a traveling exhibit “Through Indian Eyes” for the Legacy of Lewis and Clark. Buyers from as far away as Sweden, England, and Germany are anxious to take her art work home.
Her success as a Native American Artist continues to grow as in 2008, First Lady Laura Bush sent an invitation for Sandy to attend a White House Reception for her painting of Devils Tower) for the White House.