"MY World"
Sondra Kay Neiman

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"Sondra Kay received an AAS degree in Commercial Art in 1995, after which she began independent study with oil painting. By 1996 she found her love for painting wild animals, and she served as Vice-President and Show Coordinator for the Lago Vista Artists Association that same year. Sondra has earned several awards participating in various group exhibits."


If you like my work, please let me know. If you have a critique, I beg to hear it. If you see something you like, my prices are listed on the "PAINTINGS INDEX & INFORMATION" page. Or -- just ask.

I'm available for commissions, let's talk!
Sondra Kay Neiman
Preston, TX


*    Can you tell I like blue?
*    I'm a Taurus, born in the year of the snake. (1953) Does that make me a Bull Snake?
*    I love a warm day after a good rain. The woods and all the plants are fresh and singing and the earth smells like Kauai!
*    I like most music that's done well, but oh! The Blues make me just HAVE to start dancing!
*    I used to have so many houseplants, I had to have a fall plant sale so I could store the rest for winter. Couldn't keep that up, but I sure love a good workout with the yard chores!

So! What else would anyone like to know?


Raised in Fair Oaks, California on the outskirts of Sacramento, my walk to elementary school was a mini adventure. Fresh-fallen almonds offered a treat, and a pastured horse awaited my offering of roadside delicacies. A murky little pond yielded a cache of polliwogs before the final ascent up the hill into the backyards of school. Although suburbia was fast encroaching upon the area, there still could be found little nooks of the remnants of bygone woodlands. These were my "secret places" where time stood still and I began to weave my magical dreams.

But I grew up and dreaming was no longer allowed. It was time to "get real"

And something was missing.

So I didn't "get real" and go to college. I got a job and set out to find the missing dream. I got married, became a stepmother. The journal of life looked written in stone. Until...

At a parapsychology seminar, a stranger saw that I was going on a journey. Oh yes, a four hour trip to see a friend. No, no, no! A looooong journey!

A couple of months later, the children went to live with their mother, and my husband and I took up our backpacks and ran away to chase flying saucers. The journey had begun! (That was in 1975)

And this IS the journey! AND the dream! I have learned and will always be learning (and dreaming!). Life is never written in stone. Magic is real. Love is the purpose. What you do from there is your own path on the journey.

("Everybody has a dream. What's yours?"
From the movie, "Pretty Woman")

After a divorce and some more adventures with my enchanting daughter, I finally settled in the Central Texas Hill Country, went back to school, remarried, and in 1995, got my Associate degree in Commercial Art with Phi Theta Kappa honors. Along the way, I learned I could paint and have been painting since! When the Cancer Monster stole my husband I went to work on an Island in the middle of Lake Travis where I had ample opportunity to utilize my Computer Graphic skills. Currently, you'll find me in the yard, at the computer (!) or at the canvas!

Life is good!


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