Sandy Chandler Shelton

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Fan
Name: Sandy Chandler Shelton
Alias(es): Chan, Sandy Shelton, Sandy S., Sandy (Chandler) Shelton, Sandy Chandler, tunnelbrat
Type: artist
Fandoms: Beauty and the Beast (TV)
Communities:
Other:
URL: some of her art on dA;
her Beauty and the Beast website (if offline try the archived version);
an interview with her (if offline try the archived version
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Sandy Chandler Shelton was a prolific Beauty and the Beast gen and het artist. Her work appears in many zines.

She passed away March of 2010.

In 2011, her friends created a website showcasing her artwork that appeared in zines. It is called: Chan's Art in Zines, Archived version

It would be a pity if that part of Chan's artwork, so beautiful and meaningful, were unknown to the fans who came after. So, with the permission of her family, all of her art published in B&B zines has been scanned and posted here. It was a project to celebrate Chan, but instead it became one more gift from her to the fandom. In fact, while working at the project, something beautiful became apparent, and it's there for all to see and experience: the evident, touching, thrilling development of her talent. You can see the first drawings, tentative, a bit simple, a bit rigid, which in time slowly improve and become the ripe, magical art we admire in her later works. [1]

Memorial

A memorial page was set up for Chan for Winterfest 2011. It can be viewed here[2] and here.[3] A guestbook can be seen here.[4]

Sandy mentions in an interview this is her favorite piece, a young Vincent in the bath[5]

Her Correspondence Regarding Art

See Chan - 22 March 2013, Archived version.

Our late, beloved Sandy Chandler Shelton (“Chan”) has left us a body of artwork that continues to amaze and inspire us. It’s hard to believe, but she once was unsure of her talents and struggled to improve her work. Being largely self-taught, she on occasion asked advice from fandom artists she admired. One of these artists, well-known and much admired in fandom, became a confidant and advisor to her. They engaged in a lively correspondence, much of which was saved by Chan. As we celebrate Chan’s life on this third anniversary of the day she was taken from us, we present excerpts from this correspondence. These letters are testimony to several facts – that fandom can inspire you to creativity you may not have realized was locked inside of you, and that when fans “share the light” with each other, beautiful things can happen. [6]

Interview

See Winterfest Interview with Sandy "Chandler" Shelton.

Zines

splash screen of her archive

Gallery

References

  1. ^ March 22, 2011: A celebration of spirit and talent; WebCite.
  2. ^ WebCite for the entrance to Chan's Winterfest 2011 Memorial Page.
  3. ^ WebCite For Chan's Fandom memorial page.
  4. ^ WebCite for Chan's Winterfest 2011 Guestbook.
  5. ^ 2006 Winterfest interview;WebCite.
  6. ^ Chan - 22 March 2013, Archived version