Sandra Benny says nature has always been the greatest inspiration for her drawings. The majestic color combinations and designs found in feathers, flowers, sunsets, clouds, and other phenomena of the natural world create a treasure trove of possible compositions. Individual feathers are very intriguing to her. The colors and patterns on each feather are unique. Flaws, acquired in daily life, add character. Centers of flowers are often composed of patterns that become focal points of her work. She likes to emphasize the unobtrusive parts in nature and believes that we are stewards of this earth and only temporary visitors. She says "my work is the diary of my life."
Richard Vaux says his paintings and mixed media works are nature inspired abstractions. Searching for the harmonies and balances in nature, the works parallel natural phenomena. Each composition is a visual poem about light and illumination…the visible and the invisible.