I specialize in natural science illustration and design. My studio is located in Southwest Lower Michigan on fifteen acres of gently rolling meadows filled with wildlife, wildflowers, lightly wooded areas and cultivated gardens of flowers and vegetables.
I come from a family of gardeners and its been only natural for me to be inspired by the beautiful gardens my mother and grandmother created. Many of my botanical paintings use specimens from their collections. I’ve been a natural science illustrator for more than twenty five years and I’m a long time member of the Guild of Natural Science llustrators. My work has been included in books, magazines, murals, ceramic housewares, greeting cards, puzzles, garden flags and more.
The main medium for my paintings is gouache, an opaque watercolor, because of the great amount of detail I can attain. I also work in pen and ink, transparent watercolor, graphite, pastel, colored pencil, acrylics and oil. Besides botanicals, my subjects are also wildlife, domestic animals and landscapes.
Products by Sandy Williams
The following products include artwork and/or writing by Sandy Williams. Most products are a collaboration of the wonderful artists and writers who have contributed to Acorn Designs over the years.
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Blue Jay The blue jay is a rowdy character- dominating bird feeders, raiding the nests of songbirds, and mobbing predators like cats, hawks and owls. But this noisy, bold, medium-sized bird also adds a flash of bright blue color to a cold winter day. Being in the Corvid family with crows, ravens and magpies, jays…Read More
Red Fox With keen eyesight, sharp hearing and a powerful sense of smell, the red fox is graced with a quiet and sometimes cat-like stalk. Red foxes are nocturnal, using the cover of dusk, dark or dawn as well as their camouflaged fur to remain hidden. The red fox is amazingly adaptable. They love…Read More
White-tailed Deer One of the most abundant large mammals in North America, the white-tailed deer, ranges over most of the continent. White-tails are more plentiful today than when Europeans first settled in the New World. The cutting of forests and farming have favored deer populations as deer are offered more resources in fields and wood’s…Read More