What is your practice? Materials? Processes?
I am a painter working mainly in oils and acrylics, but I also like using pastels, watercolours, charcoal basically anything I can get my hands on.
What 5 words best describe your work?
Abstract Layered Colour Space Expressionist
Do you have any design heroes?
There are many artists that I admire but top of my list would be Cy Twombly, Joan Mitchell, Roger Hilton, Matisse and Beatriz Milhazes.
Where is your studio?
I have a home studio that I share with my husband who fixes electric guitars.
Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio
Make tea, think, make more tea, paint, think, remove paint!!
Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?
I am currently working on a year long project based around my allotment, initially exploring the themes of growth, survival, mapping, transformation and beauty.
Did you exhibit or visit last years SAT?
I didn’t exhibit last year but I did visit and had a thoroughly enjoyable day. I hadn’t realised that there were so many artists living in and around Sale.
What will you be selling at SAT15? Anything new?
All paintings and drawing will be for sale.
What venue are you exhibiting at on the trail?
The Bean and Brush.
Tell us something we don’t know
I studied City and Guilds embroidery parts 1 and 2 which is a four year course. On completion of this I went on to do art foundation with the intention of doing the embroidery degree at MMU but discovered that I preferred paint so I went on to do a fine art degree in painting instead. However embroidery and textiles are still important to me, and are definitely an influencing factor in many of my paintings.
Thank you Sandra!