Sandra Cashman is a landscape oil painter living in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin. Growing up in the Hudson River Valley in New York, Sandy began painting at age 11 with encouragement from her Mom and other mentors. She passionately pursued art classes and workshops throughout high school and college, until taking a hiatus to start a family. While raising three young children, she kept up with art by painting commissions of peoples’ homes and pets.
Back to college in her early 30’s, she completed a bachelors degree in Communications and TV Production and hooked up with a promising young video production company – the start of a 28-year run with what was to become a leading Wisconsin ad agency and production company. Her career took her to top golf courses throughout the country. As a photographer, she became enthralled with the way the warm early morning or late evening light played over the hills and contours of a beautifully designed golf hole. And she was moved to paint them.
Sandy soon became recognized in golf circles, and her art was featured in articles in several golf publications. Her painting of Whistling Straits Golf Course won both a regional and a state award from the Wisconsin Regional Arts Program. During this time she also served on the board of directors for the Museum of Wisconsin Art and for the West Bend Friends of Sculpture.
Recently retired, Sandy and her husband now live on Little Manitowish Lake where she is building an art studio and is active with the Manito Art League. As an avid hiker, kayaker, gardener, chef and golfer, she feels she has finally come “home” to where she was always meant to be. Her focus today is to continue to be an “endless learner,” to grow and refine her skills as a painter, and to express and celebrate all the joy and beauty there is to be found in Wisconsin’s beautiful northwoods.