Sandra Principe

Sandra Principe's works


Meet Hello Galena Artist: Sandra Principe

Hello Galena artist and author Sandra Principe is the author of seven Karen Prince Galena Mysteries.

The series started in 2003 with Murder in Galena, followed by Murder on the Mississippi in 2005, Murder at Galena Stables in 2007, Murder at Galena Gallery in 2009, Murder at Galena Mansion in 2011, and Murder at Galena Cafe in 2012.

The seventh book, Mystery at Galena Lake, was released in Dec. 2014.

As an artist, Principe's oil paintings capture the timeless beauty of flowers closely observed. Her paintings capture a glowing light, illuminating the exquisite coloration and delicate form of the orchids and other flowers she paints. She has started a series of local landscape paintings in oil and in pastel.

In addition to being available for sale at Hello Galena!, Principe's paintings are included in numerious private and corporate collections. Her work has been shown in solo shows across the country, from West Palm Beach and Vero Beach, Florida to Laguana Beach, California.

Sandra retired from her Chicago law practice in 1996 to live, write and paint in the Galena countryside.

Patrons interested in purchasing Principe's books and artwork will find them on sale at Hello Galena! at 121 N. Commerce St., in Galena. Find Hello Galena's online map, store hours and directions.

To contact Principe about her work, email her, connect on her facebook page, or call her at: (815) 541-0068. You may also see more of Principe's artwork at

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