Sandy O'Grady was raised on the Eastern Shore of the Delmarva Penninsula, and has pursued many different careers during her lifetime. Locally, she is well known as the owner of Suncoast One Title company which she established in 2004. In 2013, Sandy decided to explore her creative side, and took up pine needle basketry. She studied with accomplished local basket creator Kathryn Erickson, and then began exploring new and different designs on her own. Her innate talent for this art form has enabled her to quickly master it, although she is always experimenting with new materials and techniques, and still learning every day. Sandy likes to incorporate natural items from the sea, and from local flora and fauna in her pieces. Her love of animals of all kinds also has a strong influence on her work. For Sandy, the ability to create her own designs, either basic or intricate, out of the materials she chooses, is what makes basketry such an interesting pursuit.
In addition to original paintings, giclee prints of original art are now also available at Sea Grape. Giclees are high quality digital reproductions of paintings printed on archival paper or canvas, using archival inks. Giclees faithfully capture the beauty of the original work, and are fade resistant and long lasting. Giclees are usually printed in limited editions, and are signed and numbered by the artist. These prints have become increasingly popular at galleries as an economical alternative for the consumer. Since giclees can be printed individually as needed, and are available in different sizes and prices, customers are able to obtain an image that exactly suits their decor needs. Several of Sea Grape's two-dimensional artists have giclee prints of their artwork available in specially marked bins, so stop in and browse!