Sandra Chang was born in Kingston, NY and began her career in art by self-publishing comics through her company with Mark Beachum called Aja Blu Comics. They published "Achilles Storm/Razmataz". She enjoys drawing and painting in oils, acrylics, watercolors and creating digital art with Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter.
When she's not working on her artistic endeavors, she studies martial arts at Beijing Tai-chi and Kung Fu under Sifu Jonathan Wang. She practices Kung fu, Sanda (sport fighting), and Shuai Chiao. She has a second degree black belt in Budoshin Ju Jitsu from Sensei Leo Byrd and a black sash in Northern Eagle Claw Kung Fu from Sifu Kenneth Edwards.
Needless to say she loves martial arts movies, action and sci-fi movies. Her favorite TV shows are the new Battlestar Galactica and 24. She currently resides in California with her husband, Dustin, a brillant 3D animator, and their sheltie, Hendrix and an australian shepherd, Freckles. She currently illustrates for Inside Kung Fu Magazine.
Art Influences: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, John William Waterhouse, Claude Monet, Camille Claudel, Auguste Rodin, Masamune Shirow, Amano Yoshitaka, Sorayama, Olivia, Moebius, H.R. Giger, Frank Frazetta, Rowena, Boris Vallejo, Wendy Pini, Milo Manara, Peolo Eleuteri Serpieri, Gil Elvgren, Toulouse Lautrec, Gustav Klimt, Charles Dana Gibson, William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, Alphonse Mucha, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, Jules Bastien-Lepage, Linda Berkgavist, and Jan Vermeer.
Favorite Directors: Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, John Woo, Tsui Hark, James Cameron, Yuen Wo Ping, Ridley Scott.
Favorite Authors: Alexandre Dumas, Ayn Rand, C. S. Forester, Rafael Sabatini.
Favorite Music Performers: Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Michael Jackson, Prince, Bon Jovi, Gwen Stefani, No Doubt, IZ, Movie Soundtracks (John Williams and James Horner), and Broadway tunes.
Favorite Movie Performers: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Tony Jaa, Bruce Lee, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Orson Welles, Gene Kelly.
Click on the link below to read about Sandra in Inside Kung Fu Magazine August 2005!