Sandra Vick

Website: http://www.sandravick.co.uk

Email: sandra@sandravick.co.uk

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Hare (small), acrylic on canvas, 40x40cm

4 siskens, acrylic on canvas board, 60x60cm

3 long tailed tits, acrylic on canvas board, 60x60cm

2 long tailed tits and a sisken, acrylic on canvas, 90x90cm

Dunlins 2, acrylic on canvas, 30x30cm

wren, acrylic on canvas, 20x20cm


Statement

Our relationship with the natural world in the everyday environment is a key theme within Sandra’s work. Birds have been the dominant inspiration over the last 5 years, with the focus on species common to the Lothians. Her recent paintings explore the way we observe the activity of birds and are left with lasting ethereal impressions of their presence. Using silhouettes simplifies the imagery, pushes the emphasis on to the form of the birds and their relationship to each other, and the space around them.

More generally Sandra's work takes in a variety of forms including workshops within schools, installations, artists books and painting. In all this, Sandra uses her art to encourage people to look again at the natural wonder within their everyday environments.

Biography

Selected Exhibitions:
2015 Green Gallery, Buchlyvie, Stirling
2015 ScotlandArt Gallery, Glasgow
2015 McGill Duncan Gallery, Castle Douglas.
2015 Artpistol Gallery, Glasgow.
2015 Shortlisted and selected for Wildlife Artist of the Year 2015 exhibition, London.
2015 Delamore Arts 2015, Devon.
2015 Tig Gallery, Tighnabruiach.
2014 Gallery Heinzel Contemporary, Aberdeen.
2014 The Found Gallery, Dunbar.
2014 Shortlisted, selected and awarded “highly commended” for WAY2014, London.
2013 ‘The Natural Eye” SWLA Annual Exhibition, London.
2013 If I were an handbag designer, Suburbian Pavillion, Edinburgh.
2012 Scotlandart.com gallery, Glasgow.
2012 Dancing Light Gallery, West Linton.
2009 Creative Visions of Nature, Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick.
2009 11th International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair, University of Leeds.
2008 Sheffield Artist’s Book Prize, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield,
2008 Aberfeldy Artist’s Book Festival, Temple Gallery, Aberfeldy.
2008 VAS, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2008 ‘REVEAL 2008″, Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, Edinburgh.
2007 ‘OPEN’, Corn Exchange Gallery, Leith, Edinburgh
2005 ‘//07’, Attic Salt Gallery, Edinburgh