Co-Op Fine Art Gallery serving the Mountain Area since 1985.

Sandy Kowallis


Originally from Idaho, Sandy began receiving awards in national art competitions as early as elementary school. She had the privilege of private tutoring under the late Louis Peck, then continued art education in Chicago at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art.


After living and working in San Francisco, she moved to the Fresno, California area, where she worked as an advertising executive, writer, and illustrator, then owned and operated an advertising and public relations agency for 20 years. In semi-retirement, Sandy began to concentrate more on fine art.


Focusing on her first love, watercolor, Sandy has studied in recent years with nationally acclaimed artist Nita Engle of Michigan, Tom Lynch of Illinois, and Jerry Stitt of Sausalito. Her work has been greatly inspired by the mentorships of Corky Normart and the late Gay McCline.


Working en plein aire with the Tuesday Group results in many landscapes and inspirations for abstract paintings. Her work can be seen at the Art Stand Gallery of Highway 180 and Frankwood, Timberline Gallery in Oakhurst California as well as in special exhibitions.

40982 Hwy. 41 • Oakhurst, California 93644 • 559/683-3345 • Monday-Sunday 10am-4pm Closed Major Holidays