Sandra Vick is an award winning graduate of Edinburgh College of Art. She holds a BA (Hons) and a post graduate MFA in painting.
This latest collection of paintings is the result of a conscious effort, for the past year, to not focus on finished pieces but to just play, experiment, respond and research. In February 2023, Sandra had the opportunity to spend a week on a Cove Park artist residency, which gave her the time and space to bring together all the work she had been doing. The result is what you see here today.
In the language of her economics background Sandra previously painted ‘micro’ nature - birds, flowers, hares, and trees. Now this new body of work is a ‘macro’ view of the Scottish landscape combining all those micro elements.
With this collection of paintings she brings together her love of the simplicity yet accuracy of silhouette, her passion for the outdoors, her joy in mark making, and her wonderful use of colour to produce landscape paintings that bring us the essence of our Scottish landscape without being too literal in representation.
Sandra's work is held in private and public collections worldwide.
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
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