Alexandra (Andy) Sonneborn has painted in Alaska since moving here with her family in 1978. She owns and operates the PAINTSPOT STUDIO (tel. 277-3712) in downtown Anchorage where she teaches beginning and intermediate oils and pastels. Andy has taught many workshops in Alaska as well as in the lower 48 and abroad. She is a member of the Plein Air Painters of Alaska and organizes weekend paint-outs in Seward and Homer every year. Samples of her award-winning work can be seen on her website, www.sonnebornart.com and locally at STEPHAN FINE ARTS GALLERY in the Captain Cook Hotel, 939 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage.