Sandra Proulx is a rural Manitoba based oil painter. She is a self-taught artist that began painting about 25 years ago, but in the last 3 years, her creative desire grew exponentially. While landscapes were her initial love, the desire to learn and to try and paint other subjects led to painting airplanes, animals, and people. Often asked why she paints airplanes leads to a conversation about Sandra’s primary occupation which is as a pilot, now having flown for 22 years, and professionally as a Flight Instructor for 19 years. As a result of her love of painting and aviation, Sandra had the opportunity to complete a collection of paintings for the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada that are on permanent display in their multi-purpose meeting room.
Sandra has had the opportunity to have her work displayed at Prairie Fusion in Portage la Prairie, in the Auxiliary Gallery at Cre8ery, and has submitted pieces to several juried art shows, with one piece being selected for showing in the Manitoba Northern and Rural Juried Art Show in 2021.
Find My Soul is about the journey that Sandra takes every time she sits at her easel. The paintings featured in the collection span a broad range of subjects that were fully dependent on how Sandra felt at the time of painting. It was finding peace in the creative space, through the glory of the northern lights, the detail required in painting an airplane, or the challenge of painting an animal. They all brought centeredness to the occasional challenges that occur during life. The variety lets Sandra revel in the joy of painting.