Saturday, January 24, 2015

Payne's Gray

Mixed media acrylic paper and canvas.  This work is part of an exploration of the colour Payne's Gray which was always recommended to me, in art school, to use for black.  20 in x 20 in

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Writing and the Arts

I am painting ... from time to time. But mostly I am writing and in the last few weeks my very good friend  Netta Newbound and I have published two non-fiction books.

Netta is a thriller writer, a very exciting writer. I highly recommend her novels! Her energy and encouragement is amazing and I've thoroughly enjoyed this collaboration on the non-fiction books.

They are the first two in a series of self-help guides.  They are available on amazon in kindle edition and paperback. 

Add us on facebook! We're writing as Jeanette Simone and Sandra Rose .
And if you haven't added me on facebook yet here's the link:  Sandra Toornstra

Saturday, December 13, 2014

From the darkness

he peers ... shadowed man. Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in approx

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014


Macabre is my thought about these two.  There is a third person in this painting but I just CAN'T get her so this is work in progress.  Acrylic on canvas.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Recent works

There is a work made for friends with a handwritten note by one of them - WARNING this contains offensive language. Don't like it, don't look.