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Sandra Vick

Sandra Vick
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Sandra Vick is a painter living just outside Edinburgh. Sandra came to art later in life, completing a foundation diploma at Leith School of Art, going on to study drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art as an undergraduate then won a scholarship for postgraduate study.

Sandra works in a variety of media to explore her theme, including watercolour, acrylic and oil. Sandra’s paintings have been exhibited across the UK and are in private collections worldwide.

Since graduating from ECA 20 years ago, Sandra has been drawn to the natural world for inspiration. For 15 years her work was solely about our native birds, their habits, the psychology of behaviour and identification taking away colour so capturing exactly what made them be them.  She watched them, drew them, photographed them and worked out how to capture them without any use of colour. Her paintings are accurate enough for any birdwatcher to be able to identify the birds painted, just from their silhouette.  For the past two years she has turned to their landscape - the tops of mountains, the coast, the farmed fields. In this move, her focus has become that of time - the passing of time. From the larger picture of the formation of the landscape, the erosion by glaciers, the human erosion from use and passage, the effect of the climate, the effect of seasons, our presence. Her practise parallels this, each painting takes time, is a process of adding, taking away, a passing of
education and career
2023 - Artist residency at Cove Park, Argyle.
2008 onwards - freelance art tutor - various projects
2017 - onwards, running a homeware business Sandra Vick Ltd
2005-08 MFA Drawing & Painting. Edinburgh College of Art
2001-04 BA(Hons) Painting, Edinburgh College of Art
2000-01 Foundation Course, Leith School of Art

selected exhibitions
2024 VAS-SOC exhibition, SOC Aberlady.
2024 Visual Arts Scotland Centenary Show, RSA, Edinburgh
2024 The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour annual show, RSA, Edinburgh
2023 DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 2023
2022 Moy Mackay Gallery, Peebles
2020 Allium Gallery, South Queensferry
2020 Number Four Gallery, St Abbs,
2019 Velvet Easel Gallery, Musselburgh
2018-2022 The Gallery Melrose, Melrose
2015 McGillDuncan Gallery, Castle Douglas.
2015 ArtpistolGallery, Glasgow.
2015 DelamoreArts 2015, Devon.
2015 Tig Gallery, Tighnabruiach.
2014 Gallery Heinzel Contemporary, Aberdeen.
2014 & 2015 Shortlisted, selected for WAY, London.
2013 ‘The Natural Eye” SWLA Annual Exhibition, London.
2012-2020 ScotlandArt.com gallery, Glasgow.
2009 11th International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair, University of Leeds.
2008 VAS, Edinburgh.
2008 ‘REVEAL 2008″, Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, Edinburgh.

awards and prizes
2006 Daler Rowney Prize, ECA
2001 & 2005 Andrew Grant Bequest Prize, ECA
2002 Andrew Grant Bequest Award Travel Scholarship, ECA
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