Sandra Walker RI
My paintings are realistic snap-shots of reality, closely informed by photography and photographs they represent intricate details of cityscapes and buildings.
My paintings are the end result of visits to a site, sketches in-situ and numerous detailed photographs of a subject. These studies and resources are then taken back to the studio where I can assemble, edit and adapt an image and the represented objects through a process of shifting, changing and moving, until the composition is complete.I work on quite a relatively scale, using a limited space to represent large subjects. Using watercolour, I am able to produce images that are accurate and detailed, yet that retain a distinct sense of movement and spontaneity.
Born in America
Commissioned by the United States Mint to design a Congregational Medal honouring Simon Wiesenthal
1987 Moved to the England and settled in Buckinghamshire
Commissioned by Margaret Thatcher to paint the Houses of Parliament for the Thatcher Foundation
1999 Elected as a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
Winner, Singer and Friedlander / Sunday Times Award for the Best British Watercolour
Winner, The Grand Prix at the Tregastel Salon International de la Peinture a L’eau, France