Portraiture has fascinated Sandy Treadwell since childhood. After relocating with his wife Libby to Southern California's Ojai Valley from Upstate New York, he began creating portraits of people and animals in charcoal on paper.


The beauty and unusual light of Ojai’s rare east-west valley has always attracted and inspired artists. But it is the landscape of the living, captured in dramatic black-and-white, that Treadwell endeavors to depict. In 2018 Treadwell became a member of Ojai Studio Artists.