"I met my wife, Michele Many, in 1990 and with her encouragement, summoned up enough nerve to leave Schlumberger in 1991 to pursue art full time," Sandusky recounts. "In 1994 I was asked to become an Instructor of landscape and life painting at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts where I continue to teach.
He currently shows at Reinike Gallery in Atlanta, Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans ,and Stellars Gallery in Jacksonville. He has also shown at galleries in New York, San Francisco, Highlands and Charleston.
His interest in science lead him to study human vision and the artistic process. He published two articles on this subject in American Artist Magazine: "Shedding a New Light on Temperature" in the September, 1995 issue, and "The Natural Way of Looking" published in 2 parts in the May, and June, 1999 issues. Both of these articles were republished in a special American Artist publication called Color. This contained the editor’s picks of the 25 best articles on the subject of color published in American Artist magazine in the decade spanning 1990 to 2000."
New Orleans en Plein Air, a 160 page book with color reproductions of 150 of Sandusky’s paintings spanning 1987 to 2002 was released in September 2003 by Pelican Publishing Company. Sandusky wrote the text which focuses on human vision and painting.
Sandusky’s second book, Painting Katrina was released in August 2007. It shows the paintings he did of New Orleans before and after hurricane Katrina and journals his experiences painting the hurricane devastation.
Sandusky’s third book, Jacksonville Through a Painter’s Eyes, was released in September 2008. It features paintings of his home town, Jacksonville, Florida from the mid 1980s to present, and text about his experiences as an art student there some 40 years ago. The release of this book coincided with a large exhibit of Sandusky’s Plein Air landscape paintings of Jacksonville at the Cummer Art Museum