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This is the new website currently under construction for my art works. Thank you for your patience, it is all a new learning curve. Thank you to all my loyal supporters from Face book for taking time to check it out. I hope you will visit regularly to see the latest happenings in this exciting life. Blessings, Sandra.

Latest Watercolour - Not quite as envisioned!

12/05/2022

Sometimes when painting we don't quite manage to produce that which was in our mind. Here is one recent example. 'Contemplation' Memories of Loch Lomond watercolour.
It is approximately 14" x 21" It was all practice and does bring back a lovely memory for me of visiting Loch Lomond for the first time. Whilst in Scotland, in late March '22, we were attending a wedding of beautiful friends when it was suggested we visit the Loch before returning to England. We were not disappointed by the lovely day.

Latest Painting for April 2022

28/04/2022

This month has been a really busy time, and whilst I have enjoyed gardening etc. my painting time has needed to be reduced. Life does have a habit of getting in the way sometimes! However, I'm so pleased to present this Red Panda Cub, seen our our local zoo. It was born in September 2021 along with another, and I have painted it from a reference photograph I captured in October 2021. Thank you for looking. I have been out and about collecting more references, so please watch this space for more.....

'The Consequences of the Pandemic' - Lots of Freebies!!!

07/04/2022

Everyone has been/and is still affected by the events of the last two years not least some of my professional artist friends. Sadly, some artists have passed and art establishments have ceased to exist. One such is Art Tutor, after 10 years of having an online platform with various artists who teach their skills. The good news is that one of the founders, Phil Davies, has created a new exciting online teaching program in its place, Art Tutor is now rebranded as Draw Awesome with free tutorials shown on the You Tube channel.

Creatives everywhere have been making online teaching programs in You Tube and being so generous to provide them from free for anyone who is willing to learn. This makes art a very inclusive occupation and one I am pleased to be able to participate in. Of course, I do support the artists concerned, where possible, by buying their books, courses, or workshops. And going to see their amazing works, thoroughly recommended.

I could provide a long list of generous professionals; however, it will be more fun for everyone to find them as they search. This website does give some of my favourites within its pages.

Galleries Update plus New Link too

03/04/2022

More Images to see! Lots of information under various headings for your perusal. Hello art lovers, I hope you are enjoying a visit to the website. If it is a while since you have checked it out you will find more images in each of the gallery sections. There is also a new link for you to check out. I trust the new images will give a better idea as to the various media used this far, not only watercolours.

A Sign of the Times?

20/02/2022

The January exhibition at Garstang Art Centre was very interesting this year. There were 77 varied paintings on show to suit many viewers, and yet not one painting was sold. I'm not sure whether it is the time of year, being just after the Christmas period, the fact that the gallery is only open for showing three times a week, or a north/south divide. Apparently, this happened the previous year too. Nevertheless, it was still good to be able to show my work where not seen previously.

Latest Watercolour Painting

15/02/2022

'A Summer's Day' watercolour 12" x 18" Here is the latest painting as we look forward to the warmer days to come. A lovely memory of a day out last year exploring the nearby countryside. We walked across a public footpath and bridge to arrive at this scene. I wonder who lives in a house like the one in the background? The challenge here was working on rough paper which I've not used in a while, also the various greens and river reflections which make up the scene. Thank you for looking.

Latest Work

31/01/2022

The latest of four paintings for January 2022. Please feel free to check out the others in the various galleries. Really lost myself in this illustrative painting, the time just flew by. I'd love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch if you want to know more. Thank you :)

Happy New Year 2022!

04/01/2022

The latest happenings, Garstang and District Open Art Competition/Exhibition 2022
https://garstangartssociety.org.uk After an absence of showing my work, I am taking two Acrylic Paintings to Garstang and District Open Art Competition/Exhibition, Lancashire, this weekend.
Please watch this space to see the outcome. Here is one of the paintings, 'Call Me Old Fashioned'. 12" x 10" on Canvas Board.
Update: Sadly, neither of my paintings were awarded, however, they are priced to sell. We will see what happens.
The exhibition is open, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Please see link for times. It closes at the end of Thursday 10th, February.

Latest Work - Oil Portrait in Progress!

02/12/2021

Here's Mum's Portrait in Oils with the first layer of colour. I am not know for showing works in progress. However, I have already found that working with Oil paints can be a much longer process, than say watercolours, so here is an insight in anticipation of what the New Year brings. It is exciting as I am pretty new to Oils and the underpainting method as used by Mazart Studio and many of the Old Masters. The best part about oils is the ability to change things and this painting will certainly see some changes as it moves forward. This is a reminder to me of my Mum before she became frail and left this earth several years ago. I am so thankful she turned to her Saviour, Jesus, before it was too late. The painting is 18" x 12" on cotton canvas.

International Watercolour Masters 2022 - A date for your calendar.

05/11/2021

https://internationalwatercolourmasters.com/iwm-masters/ I am privileged to have been a founding member of the group, Watercolour Alliance, (on Facebook), which is a part of the IWM to bring both watercolour artists and the joy of watercolour to the wider community by introducing many International Watercolour Masters. It is the brainchild of David Poxon RI who I have been honoured to meet, attend one of his workshops, and whom I consider my friend. The very first IWM Exhibition was held in 2018 where I met David and his team for the first time. The 2022 is so much bigger with many more artists to see and meet, so promises to be an event all art lovers would not want to miss.

Chosen!

03/11/2021

Chosen for IBTA 'Brilliance' online Art Exhibition https://theibta.org Sandra is so pleased to announce that all three entries into the International Brain Tumour Alliance Global Awareness Week have been accepted. The catalogue of entries will be shown, online, this Thursday November 4th 2021 as part of the Brain Tumour Awareness activities and permanently available to view. This is another milestone in this wonderful art journey. You can also check out the entries as you look through the carousel above.

'Long Days' portrait of Dr Hussain

'Yonder' Talla Water in the Scottish Borders

'A Favourite at the Zoo' Magellenic Penguin

Thank you.

Latest work from my first Oil Painting workshop, a 5 day Portrait Course
at MazArt Studio

01/11/2021

Here is a photograph of the last day of the course, the result of a very intense week.
I think you can see how exhausted I am.

On the final day I decided to work only on the man, and so the little girl has one colour layer.
I rather like the painterly look as it is and am happy that it says what I want it to say.
Both paintings could be finished with many more layers of paint, however, the signature, varnish and framing will no doubt enhance the look and please the viewer.

The week just flew by!

Please watch this space for the latest in this journey into the Wonderful World of Art

07/10/2021

Up and Coming

07/10/2021

Please watch this space to see more examples of Sandra's artwork in different mediums. After starting out this journey with watercolours, (postcard size) Sandra moved onto some drawing lessons, then working with Pastels, Acrylics, and a short time in Oil paintings. Learning Ceramics was a part of an Art for Health course too, at the local library, before returning to concentrating mostly in watercolours for the last few years. Sandra is now at the stage of reviewing her art journey and having her first lesson with oil painting - an upcoming 5 day course of Portrait Painting in Oils.