Sondra Freckelton was born in Dearborn, Michigan in 1936 and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She began her career as a sculptor working in wood and plastics, exhibiting under her married name, Sondra Beal.
During the early 1970’s Ms. Freckelton was one of several noted abstract artists who turned to realism in their work. She began working in transparent watercolor- a logical extension of the delicate watercolor studies she had done for her transparent cast-resin sculptures.
She has had solo exhibits at major galleries in New York, Chicago, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. Sondra Freckelton and her husband, artist Jack Beal, live and work near Oneonta, New York and in New York City.