Sandra Gates

In 2002 Sandra moved from Charlotte to Burnsville where she had attended art sessions at the Painting In The Mountains art school since the late 70's and in 1985 worked as co-director for the school. She established the Gates Studio, teaching and sharing with other artists, and became active in the arts community. Extensive studies and many years of workshops with internationally known artists, have given Sandra the background to express her art in oils and watercolors. She enjoys painting figures and still life and recently has experienced the joy of painting oils en plein air. She is a member of the Toe River Arts Council, Watercolor Society of NC and Western NC Plein Air Painters. She has exhibited in many shows, solo and group, including the juried WSNC show, Toe River Arts Council two-person show, Mayland College two-person show and two BRAG exhibits. She has won many awards. She inspired the TRAC Annual Paint Out approaching its eighth year in 2014. In 2008 she founded the Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild and serves as President. More of Sandra's work can be seen at or email at

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Artist Sandra Gates