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Sandy Frazier is a mixed-media Expressionist whose art encapsulates qualities of mysticism and allegory. Working with color in the manner of the Fauves and of Gauguin, and with mixed-media and collage in the manner of Picasso, she envisions from a subliminal source emblematic representations of her own life and the world in which she lives.

With joyous color and striking form, Sandy Frazier’s artworks create a dynamic vision of a world both everyday and transcendent. Working with acrylic and mixed media, Frazier’s bold Expressionist style is unique, an alluring combination of intense hues, layered patterns, subtle textures and strong lines. Her handling of color is superb, taking unusual shades and placing them next to each other in a taut harmony that seems almost to vibrate with energy from the painting’s surface. The strong stylized lines that define her subjects are influenced by Picasso, but Frazier makes them her own, giving them fluidity. The result is a stunning combination of technical skill and artistic interpretation. [more…]

– AGORA GALLERY, Soho, New York [2010]

“SANDY FRAZIER – a painter, a musician and a writer. Sandy Frazier believes all art to be a universal language and explores many pathways of expression. This spirit of diversity is evident in every aspect of her work; in painting and drawing she employs watercolor, gouache, acrylics, oil, colored pencils, marker, etc. to achieve several artistic goals. Growing up in Chicago and being largely self-taught, Frazier developed her skills by modeling her art in the footsteps of the masters like Matisse, Picasso and van Gogh, and, by following the examples left by their art, she developed her own style. As a result, her own artistic voice is embedded among traces of several artistic traditions such as the Surrealists, the Fauvists, the Expressionists. Though the range of her pieces is diverse, heavy lines in oil or charcoal and very selective color schemes tend to dictate the moods of her work. Much of her education and inspiration for these kinds of paintings has come from watching silent films where the genre’s depth of frame and unique lighting created a distinctive aesthetic mostly abandoned by modern cinema. By manipulating the number and locations of vanishing points within her work, Frazier achieves a variety of effects including increasing her works’ depth and widening the scope of possibility with the picture. In each of these pieces, the multiple spatial planes allow Frazier to develop a playground where each work becomes a self-contained, extended story. Frazier’s story is in constant development as well; always testing and expanding her own limits and the extent to which art is interdisciplinary, she has moved her attention to exhibiting her art on the Internet where she has converged her talents as The Mystic Artist On-Line.

– AGORA GALLERY, Soho, New York

“In/Out Scapes” features… artists whose work exemplifies the title: Sandy Frazier, a painter, musician, and writer, creates works in several media that explore space in a particularly original manner through the layering of multiple planes and subtle color modulations that resonate like a lilting mental music…”

– ARTSPEAK, New York

“Her own artistic voice is embedded among traces of several artistic traditions such as the Surrealists, the Fauvists, the Expressionists.”

KunstUnikate.de (Art Gallery in Germany)

Sandy Frazier (born in Motown USA) was raised in Chicago and lived in Austin, Texas for a while where she ran her own musicians’ rehearsal studio. Sandy’s move to NY in 1991 would prove to be the cornerstone in her career and would finalize her as an artist/musician/writer. Her love for writing music has spawned 100′s of songs over the years. Mystic-Art is a creative forum bringing Sandy’s collective works together in artistic expression. She spent her entire life painting, writing music, performing, drawing, writing poetry and books…”It’s a dream come true that the opportunity of the Web is there for me to showcase all these things that have been so meaningful in my life.” Mystic-Art is mainly about Sandy’s art, music and writing; but she hopes to create a forum for other artists to showcase their work, as well as a source for information on helping victims of domestic violence. The sky’s the limit! She has written a book called “The Mystic Artist” and another “The Art of Silence.”

–Cezanne Huq, VirtualUrth

“I visited your site a while ago. It is fabulous! I really loved ‘Heaven’s Flames.’ Beautiful art Sandy! You are incredibly talented and I congratulate you on your accomplishments. I wish you much success in the future!”

–Brandi, Crazy Girl

“I really like your art… just my style! Makes me want to get out the ink and REAL paper!”

–Kitty, Full Moon Graphics

“I have visited your site and was very impressed.”

–Pamela MacQuarrie, Danjay Systems

“I like the site a lot. Very nice art. I love your paintings. The painting (‘I Intended to Play‘) is beautiful. You are very talented and I wish you luck with your art.”

–80lbs. of Art

“Thank you for taking the time to visit our site at VirtualArtGalleries.com. It is refreshing to be appreciated by artists such as yourself. I took the liberty of visiting your site and it was more than worth my while. Your work is vivid and full of spirit. I will certainly look forward to your future works and will certainly visit your exhibition in Soho. I try and get up to New York at least once a week. Thank you again and we will certainly notify you of updates and new exhibitions. Looking forward to hearing from you in the near future. Maybe we can talk about showing some of your work on our site. Thank you again.”

–David Haliski, Director of Web Services and Design – VirtualArtGalleries.com

“Awesome page! I think it’s wonderful the way you have integrated art, music, writing, spirit and your concerns!”

–Gretchen Overstolz, Forensic Nurse Practitioner, Charleston, SC – SafeMoves

“Sandy, I can’t say enough about how much I love your artwork. The colors are truly amazing. All of them have an uplifting effect upon the viewer. You could surely say they can promote healing. You are going to go a long way in whichever direction you choose.”

–A. H. Hubbard III, Bristol, TN (patron)

“Sandy, I just want to tell you what life you have brought to your paintings. They conjure up feeling and memories, I had forgotten. Thank you for sharing it with me.”

Webra@aol.com

“I can’t believe how beautiful your website is. I don’t think you know how talented you are. It’s just great! I’m so proud of you. I just went through all of the [galleries] and the paintings are so much more beautiful and show up so much greater. I’ve never seen anything so beautiful. I love the creative way you do your website. It is so unusual. Thank you for being my daughter and making me so proud of you.”

Elizabeth Baron, Charleston, SC

“Your art is great! Your work is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

–Connie Mallory, Sumner, WA

“Thank you for taking the time to sign my guest book. Your comments are greatly appreciated especially coming from a true master of the arts. Your work is beautiful. I can see why you are so successful at what you do. I may have to start watching a few morePicasso biographies myself!”

–Tina, www.designedtoat.com

“WOW! I finally got a moment to check out your sites – FABULOUS! You are truly a multi-talented woman! To do all this, and raise two kids – kudos, ma’am. Wonderful art. Just fabulous, Sandy.”

–M. Kelly, Nashua, NH

“A friend has spoken to me about a particular painting…large in size, black, white, greys, a bit of red, I believe… a woman’s face, chin lifted… Have you any prints for sale of that particular piece? I’m also curious as to the painting’s ‘history…’ Thank you for touching her soul and thus mine as well…”

–Lehr Kale

“Wonderful Web Site! I could spend hours here!”

A Casalino

“Great site, I adored it! Your aunt/sister (?) Susan told me to look at this site, and promised I’d love it. She was right! Very interesting; it’s going on my bookmarks.”

–Stacy Duke, Rome, GA

“Hello, wow, this whole web page is really good to see.  I do abstract, organic, mystical drawings; I really relate to your whole format, spatial arrangements and… I just wanted to tell you that seeing someone who is making art, and music, writing, doing what they love really gives me a lot of…  it’s just a good thing for me to see; I can’t describe it really.  I like your work, your web page, I love the fact that I can see someone doing what they love, I wish you all the success in the world.”

–Stephen Druesedow

“I just had to visit your site and I have to tell you that my jaw hit the floor. I am going to gush a bit here, but I was totally mesmerized by your artwork. I found to be incredibly beautiful, thought provoking and vibrant! and the colors…incredible! I had to admit I felt a little embarrassed by my little web thingies, especially in light of the fact that you are such an accomplished and incredibly talented artist!  I must say that I enjoyed my visit to your site more than any other site that I have seen for quite some time. Again thank you for your very kind comments, they mean so much to me especially coming from an artist of your ability. Warmest regards,”

–Patti Smith-Cox AKA PeeLee, Graphics By PeeLee

“Your work is terrific!  I’m impressed with your use of color; it explodes from your compositions.  You make bold statements with simplified shapes and strong linear outlines.  Poignant subjects that are true abstracts of reality.  Great, Great, Great – Talk about selling like crazy!”

–George Coppola, www.njpeople.com

“Just a quick E-mail to say that I’ve checked out your site. Your artwork is quite beautiful!!! :) I look at your artwork that I downloaded from your site very often, and am more and more impressed with your obvious multi-talent!! My present favorite is: ‘3rd Eye,’ which is very Chagalian. I also like ‘Harvest Butterflies‘ and ‘Forbidden Fruit.’  Keep up the great work…!”

–Warren Stolow, Sales and Marketing,

Integration New Media, www.integration.qc.ca

“Just a little E-mail to compliment you on your vibrant work, the Web site look incredible. I love your use of colour and especially love the ‘Third Eye‘ painting that you have for sale. Thank you for the privilege, all the best. Love, Light & Laughter,”

–Tracy Hinschen, Golden Phoenix Designs
goldenphoenix@mpx.com.au

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“I recently visited your Web site and was very impressed.”

–Peter Ridley, Magic Mushroom Lamp & Waterfall Co.
www.magicmushroomlamps.com

“Naa! She’s not from NJ, but she should be…  Brilliant singer, songwriter, poet, expressionistic painter, author, mystic, the list goes on and on.  What can’t Sandy Frazier do? Nothing!”

www.njpeople.com

“I was just looking over your art galleries on your Web site and am once again very taken with your creative energy.  It seems you have tapped into so many resources to express yourself and very skillfully!  I might be interested in buying one of your paintings for my new house.  I like many of them, but specifically the ‘Moroccan Mosaic,’ ‘Gwendolyn,’ and ‘Irises.’”

–Christy Wallis, Houston, TX

“Hello Sandy, I was a bit spooked by your site. I have just finished mine and was searching for sites to link up with. If you can find time to visit mysticart.co.uk you may agree that we have much in common.  I think your work is brilliant.”

–Christine Waterstone, www.mysticart.co.uk

“…was able to get to your web site this time.  Love your paintings.  Your writings and singing style reminds me of a flower child.  Like hippy ages!!!!  It seems like some of your songs are about deep pain.  You’re very spiritual!!!”

–Julie Silnutzer, Goldsboro, NC

“I’m overwhelmed with awe and personally touched by your mysterial blessedness and beatitude. Your dexterous inner communication is a matchless design! Your montage of art, music and the written word span far beyond the usual viaducts. As the reverie of Resurrectionplays and reconnects me to my Source, I recall the word history of ‘water,’ which is wed… I think of the wedding of your expressions, which is, like water, the first of things and the noblest of the elements.

As in your original art, even your song titles are poetic. The CD is chromatic sound for body, mind and spirit. I admire brave souls, like you, who ran away to wrestle with the Larger Questions, only to return resolved, yet forever searching. That’s why you get it, Sandy. I’m having framed your Victims of the Taliban, whose voice whispers a foreboding angst, yet her seductive allure and mystical grace prevail over the depravity.

I’m rockin’ to (Gauguin) Wrestling With the Angel!!! It is candy to the ear and to one’s spirit! Speaking of Paul Gauguin, your brilliantly hued and polychromatic original expressions are imaginative, embryonic and envisioning! Congratulations for your earning accolades from NY Arts Magazine and the others!

I love your prismatic Third EyeIrisesEgypt Over Arles, and Eye On The Future!! Characterful… kaleidoscopic…modernfully jazzy, yet richly ancient!!  And Laura is forever imprinted… By the way, the interposed figure in the background of your My Past Life is apocryphal. Well done!

I want to embrace your wonderful Mother, who brought you into this world and helped nurture your radiant glow that has added shine and daybreak over the ill-lighted.”

Phil Paleologosnationally syndicated radio talk show host - “American Breakfast,” Boston, Mass.

Sandy, thank you for your kind words.  I think you have me beat in accomplishments though.   You surely have found your life’s calling and I admire you for that. All my best to you and yours,

–Sharon Von Senden, www.sharonvonsendenmosaics.com

I am a student at East Valley High School in Yakima, Washington and I would like it if you would send me some information on yourself such as your date of birth, where u grew up… you know, stuff like that.  I had chosen you to be my report.  I am also required to redo one of your art pieces so if you can take the time to send this info to me, I would appreciate it. Thank u…  I would like to use your picture of the Christmas Dove for my picture.  I have to redraw it and I would like to know if u would allow me to do so.

Student, Tamara Wood

Dear Sandy, I had a chance to check out your website and your paintings are just amazing.  I love the vibrant colors and different use of perspective.

–Kerry Pieri, Sales Administrator
New York Art Festival, Independent Film Quarterly
www.nyartfestival.com
www.independentfilmquarterly.com

I haven’t actively studied art since college, but the pieces I saw are really vibrant!  I like your use of colors and the energy conveyed through them.

Brian Abzanka, Producer, WPXI-TV (NBC) and PCNC, Pittsburgh, PA

Have looked at your “Passion” series and I am amazed at the variety of styles. You are clearly a prolific and committed artist. Best wishes,

–Dr. David Baker, Politics and International Studies (PAIS)
University of Warwick, UK
My Academic Site: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/staff/baker/
My Art I: http://www.yessy.com/DavidBaker/
My Art II: http://dart.fine-art.com/dGallery.asp?i=24912

I just wanted to tell you that I loved your work. I especially enjoyed Eye on the Future.  Sometimes my work can be bold with black just bringing it all together. So it was refreshing to see that someone else shares the same boldness with color. Keep up the good work.

Isabel Elum

Hello. I am interested in two pieces: Green Leaves and Freedom Peace. Thank you–beautiful, insightful and meaningful work–I’ve enjoyed the site.

Jerilyn Kelly, Richmond, VA

Your paintings really caught my eye. It’s Picasso-like but not a direct rip-off or copy. It seems to have that style and its own uniqueness. Anyway, your paintings are refreshing and great! By the way I am from Fort Worth, Texas and a young artist moving toward this style of painting. I would be interested in learning more info about your background seeing as how your paintings made me want to go home and pick up a brush. Thanks.

Shawn Summerhill

I LOVE your paintings. Table for TwoNathan’sThe Pope and Nearness of Sleep especially hit home for me. Do you plan on having any prints of your work? Damn fine stuff!

Greg Allen, Radio Host, FL

Sandy – that is a beautiful picture & it is now the background on my computer — thanks so much for sending it.  [Now available as wallpaper - go here now.]

Fr. Mike Reillywww.seamaxnews.com

I am writing to ask permission to use your artwork on my weblog…  I have about 8 paintings on my blog as well as a link to your site. Your artwork speaks to me in such a spiritual way- and, as my friends say, “Bo, it’s so you.”

Rev David C. Bocockhttp://talldrinkawater.blogspot.com

[Inquiring about Umbilical Connection] What kinds of materials did you use for the collage and multimedia portions you mentioned on your site? I think it’s a really amazing piece and was curious as to what you used to make it.  …I’d e-mailed you inquiring about your painting “Umbilical Connection.” I was very intrigued by it and the papier collé technique you described so for my high school art class mixed media project I made this painting, inspired by your umbilical connection. I used scrapbook paper, acrylics, sharpies, rhinestones, and plaster of Paris for the hands. For me, my painting had to do with my senior year and wanting to go away for college while my family wants to keep me close by, sort of struggling to break out of my comfort zone and go somewhere different. My teacher suggested I send you a picture. Thanks for the inspiration and for responding to my question. I hope you like it.

J. Cole, student


SANDY FRAZIER – a painter, a musician and a writer, Sandy Frazier believes all art to be a universal language and explores many pathways of expression. This spirit of diversity is evident in every aspect of her work; in painting and drawing she employs watercolor, gouache, acrylics, oil, colored pencils, marker, etc. to achieve several artistic goals. Growing up in Chicago and being largely self-taught, Frazier developed her skills by modeling her art in the footsteps of the masters like Matisse, Picasso and van Gogh, and, by following the examples left by their art, she developed her own style. As a result, her own artistic voice is embedded among traces of several artistic traditions such as the Surrealists, the Fauvists, the Expressionists. Though the range of her pieces is diverse, heavy lines in oil or charcoal and very selective color schemes tend to dictate the moods of her work. Much of her education and inspiration for these kinds of paintings has come from watching silent films where the genre’s depth of frame and unique lighting created a distinctive aesthetic mostly abandoned by modern cinema. By manipulating the number and locations of vanishing points within her work, Frazier achieves a variety of effects including increasing her works’ depth and widening the scope of possibility with the picture. In each of these pieces, the multiple spatial planes allow Frazier to develop a playground where each work becomes a self-contained, extended story. Frazier’s story is in constant development as well; always testing and expanding her own limits and the extent to which art is interdisciplinary, she has moved her attention to exhibiting her art on the Internet where she has converged her talents as The Mystic Artist On-Line.

–Agora Gallery, Soho, New York, March 1998

“In/Out Scapes” [March showing at Agora Gallery in Soho, NYC] features… artists whose work exemplifies the title: Sandy Frazier, a painter, musician, and writer, creates works in several media that explore space in a particularly original manner through the layering of multiple planes and subtle color modulations that resonate like a lilting mental music…”

–ARTSPEAK, New York, March/April 1998

“Her own artistic voice is embedded among traces of several artistic traditions such as the Surrealists, the Fauvists, the Expressionists.”

KunstUnikate.de (Art Gallery in Germany)

Thanks so much for spreading the word on our panels (and for putting links to our site through yours). We work hard to make them right, and it seems like it’s really paying off. It has been so busy here lately, and the bords are flying off the shelf. I found your work to be very expressive. Great use of color! Thanks so much for writing and keep up good work!

Josh BatscheletAmpersand Art Supply


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