Heni Sandoval, her husband George and daughter Starr moved to the Huntley Hills Neighborhood because of the Montessori program at Huntley Hills Elementary, which was in its second year when Starr began Pre-K there. She received an excellent public education and will be going off to college next year. They love the neighborhood because of the schools, swim club and friendly neighbors; and are excited about the new development and energy happening, including newly formed Arts Chamblee, a group that supports local arts.
For years Heni created whimsical paper mache bowls but in 2007 branched out to painting with acrylics on watercolor paper. She uses the process of layering the paint and scratching back to reveal unique colors and textures in her paintings. She loves painting with bright colors and lots of movement that she hopes portray the joy and happiness she feels when painting.
Anna Hill, who used live in Huntley Hills, told her about Etsy, which is an e-commerce website where artists and crafts people can sell their goods. She now has two Etsy shops where she has sold prints of her artwork to people from several states and countries including Australia, Ireland and Germany. She also has framed prints of her work for sale at The Flying Biscuit Cafe in Norcross. She has had fun learning about marketing; she now has a presence on Twitter, Facebook, and started a blog about her art.
Once Starr goes off to school, Heni is hoping to get more painting done and to start selling more originals here in town. She looks forward to reading about other Huntley Hill’s artists and if anyone in the neighborhood is interested in selling on Etsy, she would be glad to give them tips.
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The link to Heni’s website is http://www.HeniSandoval.com.
Her Blog about painting is https://henishappypaintings.wordpress.com.
Her two Etsy shops are https://www.etsy.com/shop/CirclesRoundtheSun