Sandra Staple was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she now lives with her husband, Jason, daughter, Chloe, and son, Logan. Her mother is a local artist, so Sandra has been drawing and painting since she was a young girl, earning distinctions in English and art in high school.
She graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a major in computing and information systems, and a minor in creative writing. After graduating, Sandra worked as a business and systems analyst for 17 years before deciding to leave the corporate world to focus on her art.
In 2008 Sandra published her first book, "Drawing Dragons" which has been the #1 best seller in the Teen/Mythology section on Amazon.com for almost two years now (2016-2018). This first book is 150 pages long and focuses on drawing in graphite pencil, including steps on shading dragons. It also includes a 16 page color insert done in colored pencil.
In early 2018 Sandra finished her second book, "Drawing Fantastic Dragons" which teaches drawing dragons in colored pencil, including several steps on how to color and finish each tutorial.
Both can be bought as a stand alone book, or as a set, as no artwork was repeated between the two books.
Sandra has also managed a very popular personal web gallery of her art since university, at www.canadiandragon.com.
When not drawing or spending time with her family and friends, Sandra can
usually be found working in her gardens or elbow deep in her fish tank.
Tools of the Trade
Graphite Pencil, Colored Pencil, Watercolor
Gardening, Fish Keeping, Role Playing