Sandy Kovalcik

Psychedelic Primitives   Art by Sandy Kovalcik

My psychedelic primitive artwork reflects my life experience and travels. I am completely untrained as an artist. From the imagination of a little girl born in the tenements of the Lower East Side of New York, through entering college at the age of 16 during the Beatles and Psychedelic Era of the late 1960s and early 1970s, through many years in the Caribbean and Florida with their bright colors, and now in the peace and harmony of Nova Scotia and the North Bay Area of California, I have gathered all the ingredients that make up my unique vision of the world. My work has been compared to, and may be reminiscent of Grandma Moses or Maud Lewis.

I share my home with my husband of 46 years, flutist Jim Kovalcik and our dog Cody, and enjoy reading, gardening, playing guitar, going to the movies and traveling.

My artwork has been on exhibit in a number of galleries and shows in the US and Canada (see below) and has been internationally recognized with ribbons from the Frederick, Maryland County Fair and The South Shore Exhibition in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. My art graces homes and businesses in Western Europe, the United States and Canada. In addition, my work has been featured in Benicia Magazine, the Vallejo Times Herald and the Benicia Herald.

HQ Gallery, Benicia, California
Raquel Amaral Gallery, Concord, California
Arts Benicia “The Art of a Community”, Benicia, California
Rolando Chang Barrero Gallery, Lake Worth, Florida
Deerfield Beach Historical Society, Deerfield Beach, Florida
The Emporium, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
The Black Duck, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
The Lunenburg Art Gallery, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
The Spotted Frog, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Folk Art Maritime Gallery, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Mom’s Buy & Sell, Lunenburg Nova Scotia
Second Story Women’s Center, Lunenburg, NS
Visitor Information Center, Blockhouse, Nova Scotia
Rural Arts & Life Tour, Newburne, Nova Scotia
Benicia City Hall “Paint the Town”, Benicia, California

For information on commissioning a painting of your home, cottage, boat or business establishment please contact me at or at 561-670-5831 (November-June) or 902-541-9969 (July-October).