Sandra Lissenden

"...capturing movement and light with their ethereal qualities..."

Light and Atmosphere

Sandra has taken a step back to her early love of contemporary impressionism Sandra has experimented over the years with many different techniques and styles, including mixed media, Watercolours and Acrylics.

Now living in Torquay, Devon, one of the most picturesque parts of the country. after spending many years in London and the Home Counties. Sandra’s current surroundings evoke great inspiration with its multifarious coastline and countryside, together with the constantly changing weather.  Also with  her frequent travels to France and Spain this has created a great portfolio.

Her interests lay in light and atmosphere, in places and objects. “I hope to convey memories of a place beyond the physical, the inner feeling of space and light that comes from deep in the subject.  Movement and light are ethereal but can evoke the deeper memory of the initial visual impact. To explore, expand and develop what is within the subject, colour and texture to excite and move the viewer. The struggle and joy of creating a work may not always be a long process but one has to draw on every corner of the mind to capture what is in one’s imagination. The subject matter hides so many mysteries and I strive to reveal what lies beyond.”

“I am unable to make any distinction between the feeling I get from life and the way I translate that feeling into painting”- Henri Matisse 1945

 

Now Sandra is able to indulge completely in her passion for art and draw from her formal techniques learnt over the years.  Experimenting with texture and colour. Simplified forms which create rhythm and patterns are paramount in her work. Sandra has exhibited at The South West Academy, locally, nationally and internationally.

“I hope that in my Artwork you will have an emotional response and viewers will find it both exciting and interesting.’’