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Painting medium of traditional soft pastel drawings in the style of contemporary impressionism. Artist is a colorist with a mood of strong light in the landscape paintings.

I am a pastelist.

Much of my subject matter are "series" of a particular landscape. Some of the series names are: birches, blue river, solstice, prairie river, etc. I have done many commissions for corporate and private clients.I communicate with the client by starting with the subject matter to which they are drawn, and then adding the suitable color palette for the environment or surroundings around the artwork.

Sizes of my pastels vary from 13" x 16" to as large as 38" x 58".

I am an impressionist and a colorist. Sometimes I paint on location, but most of my work is done in the studio. As I develop a series, the landscapes become "memory" pieces, when color and shape and feeling become more important than the particular scene.

  • Hughes Fine Art Center, Univ. of N. Dakota
  • 1996, Jill Spanbauer Gallery, Naples, FL
  • 1994, Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek, Door County, WI
  • 1993, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, MN
  • 1992, "Impressionism, Midwest", Art Resources Gallery, St. Paul, MN
  • 1990, "A Love of The Land", Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek, Door County, WI
  • 1999, "Art on the Plains", Juried Exhibition, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
  • 1992, Pastel Society of America Annual, New York, NY
  • 1992, Pastel Society of West Coast Annual, Sacramento, CA (Juried by Daniel Greene)
  • 1992, UND Witmer Art Center National Juried exhibition, Grand Forks, ND
  • 1991, Midwest Pastel Society Annual, New York, NY
  • Signature Member, Pastel Society of America
  • Award, Landscape Painting, "The Artists Magazine", 1994, 1992
  • Best of Show, Art in the Park, Lake Geneva, WI
  • Signature Member, Kansas Pastel Society
  • First Place, St. Charles, IL Art Festival
  • Best of Show, Fargo Regional Art Show, Fargo, ND
  • Board of Directors, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
  • Professional Development Grant, ND Council on the Arts
  • Minnesota Per Cent for Art, Minnesota State Arts Board, Commission for the Brainerd Dept. of Transportation, Brainerd, MN
  • Univ of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND Bachelor's Degree
  • Additional studies in art at Moorhead State Univ, Moorhead, MN
  • Workshop studies with Wolf Kahn, albert Handell, Charles Reid
  • Individual studio studies with James Conway, Hamline Univ, St Paul, MN and with Bela Petheo, St John's Univ, Collegeville, MN
  • Gordon B. Olsen Library, Minot State Univ, Minot, ND
  • Univ of North dakota, Grand froks, ND
  • Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
  • Johnson-Higgins Insurance, Minneapolis, MN
  • Foster County Courthouse, carrington, ND
  • Radission Hotel, Fargo, ND
  • Burlington Northern railroad, St. Paul, MN
  • First Bank Trust, Fargo, ND
  • Fannie Mae Mortgage, Chicago, IL
  • Wausau Insurance, Wausau, WI
  • Dorsey and Whitney Law Firm, Minneapolis, MN
  • Northwestern Mutual Life, Milwaukee, WI
  • Wausau Hospitals, Wausau, WI
  • ECOLAB, Minneapolis, MN
  • North Dakota Supreme Court, Bismarck, ND
  • Northwestern Bell Telephone, Fargo, ND
  • Northrup King Corp., Minneapolis, MN
  • Chester Fritz Library, Univ of North Dakota
  • U.S. District

Fargo, ND
Home: 701-237-0161
Web: www.sandidahlpaintings.com

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"Barnside, Classic Red"
20" x 27"
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"County Road"
24" x 32"
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"Blue Birches"
20" x 24"
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"Road to the Woods"
26" x 37"

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