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Nicky Sanderson

Nicky Sanderson
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"I hear it in the deep heart's core"
(W.B. Yeats, The Lake Isle of Innisfree.)

Nicky Sanderson's prints, collages and multi media pieces are created, as it were, from the inside out, in order to understand and interpret the layers of landscape. Her deep interest in what lies below the surface of the land stems from her years of study and exploration of Scotland, interpreting the built and natural environment as a guide for visitors. Her work conveys the sheer substance of the land, and rejoices in colour.
Her intention is to awaken interest and engagement in the observer, to lead them to see something unnoticed before, to feel enriched by the experience.
Education:
Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. Printmaking
Slade Scool of Fine Art, London. Printmaking

Resumé of work experience:
Lived and worked in Mexico City (4 years)
Co- director of art holiday company artEscapes, travelling to Spain, Mexico and in Scotland (8 years)
Adult Education art tutor, City of Edinburgh (11 years)
Professional member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association (Blue Badge Guide)

Current activities:
I continue to tutor private groups and work from my studio in Leith making work to sell and exhibit. I am a keen member of the Edinburgh Printmakers.

Up coming:
April - May 2019: Group Show at Union Gallery, Edinburgh

December - March 2018-19
Scottish Art History trainer for STGA (Scottish Tourist Guides Association)

December 2018: Open Studios Coburg House, Edinburgh

Recent activities:
October 2018:
Group Show at Art Club Gallery, Edinburgh

September 2018:
Painting tutor for Arran Visual Arts, Isle of Arran.

August 2018 :
Water colour tutor for Wild at Art vacations, Lewis and Harris.

December 2017:
Coburg House Open Studios and Exhibition, Edinburgh
Christmas Show, The Meffan, Forfar

September 2017:   
Water colour tutor for Wild at Art vacations, Lewis and Harris.

August 2017:
Edinburgh Festival Exhibition with Encompassed Collective at Coburg House Art Gallery ‘A Land Unfolding’

Key Moments:
Painting prize, trip to San Gimignano, Tuscany
1 year Mexican Government Scholarship to Mexico City experimental print studio.
Solo show at The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
Residency at The Watch House, Catterline.
minerals in the lewisian gneiss
  • Nicky Sanderson
  • minerals in the lewisian gneiss
  • Screenprinting
sacred landscape of Calanais, Lewis
  • Nicky Sanderson
  • sacred landscape of Calanais, Lewis
  • Screenprinting
deep peat cuttings, Lewis
  • Nicky Sanderson
  • deep peat cuttings, Lewis
  • Screenprinting
clearance and abandonment, Lewis
  • Nicky Sanderson
  • clearance and abandonment, Lewis
  • Screenprinting
palimpsest of Lewis
  • Nicky Sanderson
  • palimpsest of Lewis
  • Mixed Media
the formation of the  lewisian gneiss
  • Nicky Sanderson
  • the formation of the lewisian gneiss
  • Mixed Media
the ancient sacred landscape of Lewis
  • Nicky Sanderson
  • the ancient sacred landscape of Lewis
  • Mixed Media
the growth of the peat
  • Nicky Sanderson
  • the growth of the peat
  • Mixed Media

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