23rd March, 2018

Sandra Orme – ‘Of Truth of Skies’

Sandra’s new exhibition opens in a stunning Lake District location.

Sandra Orme is one of the North West’s leading pastel artists as well as being a longstanding member of PDA, this month she has opened her brand new solo exhibition at Brantwood in Conniston; Brantwood was the home of the writer, artist and social reformer John Ruskin.

‘Of Truth of Skies’ the title of Sandra’s new show, was taken from one of the chapters in John Ruskin’s book ‘Modern Painters’; as part of her preparation for the show Sandra also “…read parts of the book and amongst the ideas and critiques/ praise of work of artists like Claude or Turner, there are phrases and pieces of writing about skies that are truly beautiful.”

Sandra’s work is renowned for her exploration of the ever changing landscape that surrounds her studio in the Peak District as well as the light, seasonal colours, atmosphere and weather. In preparation for this show she was able to spend time at Brantwood both working and exploring the landscape, weather and light.

In conjunction with this exhibition Sandra will also be holding a pastel workshop at Brantwood on 20th April; the day will be spent learning to create beautifully dramatic skies using layers of pastel on specialist pastel paper. Sandra will demonstrate at each stage this will be followed by one-to-one tuition which will help the workshop participants to develop their own evocative sky.

‘Of Truth of Skies’ opened at Brantwood, Conniston on 17th March and is open daily between 10.30am – 5.00pm, the exhibition will run until 1st May.

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