Sandra Manzi was born and raised in Toronto and currently resides in Hamilton. She is a graduate from OCAD where she received her diploma in Fine Arts/Experimental Arts. She also received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Guelph. Sandra works primarily with oil on canvas in a representational realistic style where she experiments with elements of abstraction within her composition. Her paintings are often obscured by manipulating and disrupting the image with multiple layers in order to heighten the senses, and to create different layers of interpretation.