Sandra Pelser was born in Gauteng on the 4th of September 1963. She started painting as a hobby in 1992, working during the day and painting at night. She soon realised that her talent could become a career as every single painting that she made sold. She studied fine art at Unisa for two years and attended art classes run by Peter Millard.

She retired as a businesswoman in March 2010 and started painting full time. She works predominantly in the medium of oil paint, and is best known for her detailed portrait studies of women.

Her approach is very spontaneous. “I start a painting without planning or drawing until it comes alive. That's when I know it’s done".

She is represented in major art galleries throughout South Africa. These include Alice Art, Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery, Kotze Art and Robertson Art.

‘There is a light within every one of us, which I attempt to capture in my work.’