Sandra Vick studied at Edinburgh College of Art graduating with honours, winning awards and a scholarship for further study at Masters level. She graduated with a Masters in Fine Art in 2009.
Her practice has continued to be concerned with researching and observing birds; assembling a sense of them and their habits over the year.
She use a layering process to build up an image that gives an essence of the bird without being a full representation. Using silhouettes simplifies the images, shifting the focus to the relationship between the shapes and negative spaces. In the layering process she is exploring how events of the past affect our view of the now. In some pieces Sandra is more concerned with the story behind the bird, while others are an artistic investigation of composition and space.
Sandra’s work takes in a variety of forms including workshops within schools, installations, artists books and painting. Sandra’s work has been shortlisted for the Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition, London in 2014 & 2015, and is in private collections worldwide. She also undertakes commissioned paintings of particular birds. In all this, her goal is to encourage people to look again at the natural wonder within their everyday environments.