Sandra Orme is an award winning artist and author based in the UK. She has just written a book ‘Painting Skies in Pastel’ with Search Press, which coming out in August, and available for pre-order now with Search Press and suppliers like Amazon. Within the book she use the new Unison Colour Pastels ’Sky’ set to produce a range of dramatic or subtle skies. Sandra is an experienced tutor and workshop leader and her clients include The Ashmolean Museum as well as Unison Colour Pastels.

Her studio is in the heart of the Peak District in Buxton, Derbyshire, UK. Her work explores the ever changing sky and landscape that surrounds her studio in the Peak District and beyond. She is renowned for her ability to capture dramatic skies and a sense of place.

She is inspired by the grand landscape tradition from JMW Turner to Alexander Nasmyth and applies contemporary pastel and charcoal methods to develop epic representational works that convey the terrible beauty of wild open spaces.  ‘Nothing can be beautiful that is not true’ wrote John Ruskin.  Sandra seeks to recreate the beauty of dramatic skies and moorland vistas. A beauty that is based on her perception of the truth of these moments in time and place.


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