About


Sandra Davies: artist, printmaker, family historian and, lately, writer.

Inspired both by landscape and history, I like the fact that the the impact of past actions on the present – man’s mark on the landscape and its subsequent erosion – is replicated in the printmaking process.

A diary of the progress of my latest series of work can be seen under ‘Activity’

A selection of my work is in process of being posted on the ‘Prints, drawings, paintings page’: separate categories listed when the cursor is hovered over heading.

What is an original print?
An ‘original print’ is defined as one which has been intended as a print from its inception and has been made directly by the artist, i.e. the work originates with the image on a plate, before being inked and transferred to paper.

While hand-made prints can be produced in small limited editions, I, like many artists, am not interested in producing identical prints and use the process to create several, often vastly different versions of the same image. I use either ‘artist’s proof’ (A/P) or 1/1 to denote the uniqueness of such prints.

A reproduction of a painting or drawing is not an ‘original’ print.

A brief biography is given below:
Education
2007-2008 University of Teesside: MA Cultural History (Distinction) also awarded The Centre for Regional & Local Historical Research History Prize
2000-2005 Cleveland College of Art & Design: BA (Hons) Fine Art (1st class) also awarded the Joe Cole Drawing prize

Professional development
2008 Etching – Judy Collins/Peter Wray, Handprint Studio, York
2007 Silkscreen monoprint – Judy Collins/Peter Wray, Handprint Studio, York
2006 Etching/viscosity printmaking – Peter Wray, Handprint Studio, York
2006 Carborundum printmaking – Simon Marsh, Fermynwoods, Kettering
2006 Etching & editioning masterclass – Mark Balakjian, Northern Print Studio
2005 Collagraph & carborundum – Peter Wray, Handprint Studio, York
2005 Inter-university workshop at Northern Print Studios, sponsored by LifeWorkArt
2004 Relief printing and bookmaking – Rachel Gibson Northern Print Studio
2004 Innovative Intaglio Non-toxic Printmaking – Friedhard Kiekeben & Keith Howard at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.

Solo exhibitions
2009 ‘Visualising Ancestors’ – Kirkleatham Museum
2006 ‘Coast walks’ – Orkney Gallery, Kirkwall, Orkney
2004 ‘Poetry, Time and Place’ – Orkney Gallery, Kirkwall, Orkney

Exhibitions 2007
Wrexham Print International, Arts Centre and Memorial Gallery, Yale College, Wrexham
‘Hung, drawn and printed’, The Python Gallery, Middlesbrough

Selected exhibitions 2006
Billingham Art Gallery – ‘Moving on’
Waterfront Gallery, Stromness, Orkney – ‘Feast’
Saltburn Gallery – ‘Off the Shelf’
Aske Hall, Richmond – ‘Art at Aske’
mima – Make Your Own Damn Art World event (Bob and Roberta Smith)
Billingham Art Gallery – ‘Urbanism’
Waterfront Gallery, Stromness, Orkney – ‘Orkney Mix’
Strond Gallery, St. Mary’s, Orkney

Selected Group exhibitions
2005 Waterfront Gallery, Stromness, Orkney – ‘Orkney Mix’
2005 Newham Grange Farm, Middlesbrough – ‘From Land to Sea’
2004 Orkney Gallery, Kirkwall, Orkney
2004 Newham Grange Farm, Middlesbrough – ‘From Land to Sea’
2004 Waterfront Gallery, Stromness, – ‘Christmas to Candlemas’
2003 Waterfront Gallery, Stromness, Orkney – ‘Stone Built’
2002 Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney – Christmas show


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