Sandra Shugart, a native Tennessean, is rarely without pen and paper. She began her lifelong love of drawing at an early age and is strongly influenced by the works of Aubrey Beardsley, Andy Goldsworthy, Erte and M. C. Escher. Her preferred medium is pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic paints and water-based markers. Her artwork is detailed and repetitive and she often refers to it as anxiety-on-paper. She draws much of her inspiration from nature. Sandra lives in Brentwood, Tennessee with her husband Wes, a custom boot maker, and her teenage son, Cole.