sandra at hallergard dot com
Sandra's Art Gallery
| Right: Sandra |
Oil by Norman Long, 2005
After attending the Collegiate Grammar School in Blackpool, I went to Art College for a year
and then worked for five years in London and Blackpool. In 1963 I decided to go to Sweden
to work for a year. I married there and lived in Brazil, Canada and the USA, travelling with
my husband and his job.
|Some milestones in my art development:
Right: Sandra as President of the Lytham St. Annes Art Society inaugurating the Summer Exhibition 2006 with the Mayor and Mayoress of Fylde, Mr and Mrs Harold Butler.
I am a member of the Lytham St Annes Art Society where I run an experimental watercolour workshop and am active on the committee. I have exhibited in Lytham, Blackpool, Milnthorpe, Garstang and Cockerham.
I enjoy working and experimenting in different media, where I try to find the essence of my subject and capture a mood or atmosphere as in
"Out of the blue"
and "Winter Moon".
I also try and experiment with watercolour and see what it can do. I love it when unpredictable things happen - sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t!
"Xanadu" was my interpretation of the first lines of Coleridge’s poem. It is watercolour and ink sprayed onto the surface. I try to work more abstract and "Fragments" is an example of this. It is based on a sketch of the bark of a tree. I have also started to make collages and "Lithosphere" is an example. Using pieces of material: card, paper, stones, sand, all fastened with acrylic medium and painted with acrylic paints. "Autumn Leaves" is a watercolour painted mainly in a negative technique.
Above: Sandra and Danielle at the Lytham
Heritage Centre exhibition in July 2008
My Art Gallery includes a few flower paintings in watercolour and Life drawings which is something I enjoy doing as it demands concentration and skill. Most of these works have been painted during the last couple of years.
I love music of all sorts and I read a lot. I'm also interested in antiques. Since we moved to Lytham I have had the opportunity to create a garden from scratch.
I love flowers, not just to paint them.