Sandra Palma Ruiz, a native born, Mexican, spent her formative years in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. In 1998, she moved to San Miguel de Allende, where she currently resides. During her many years of artistic training, Sandra studied jewelry, ceramics. photography, sculpture and painting. When she began to work in oils, she realized she had found the ideal medium for the expression of her art.
While studying in San Miguel, she learned the painting process used by the great Renaissance masters, under the tutelage of William Martin, a master painter, who currently resides in Sante Fe, New Mexico. This journey allowed her to experiment with various different techniques and styles. After many years of practice, Sandra developed her own individual style of Figurative Surrealism. Her skills that she honed studying the Renaissance masters, combined with her indigenous perspective, have contributed to her unique style.