SANDY CARTER

BIOGRAPHY

Sandy is 66 and has been painting for 45 years. For the last 22, he has lived with his family in Okehampton, Devon. He studied at Camberwell and the Royal Academy Schools.

ARTIST STATEMENT 2018

I paint imaginary scenes in oil and watercolour. My paintings develop  from the random placement of shapes and colours on canvas but are refined by  information I simultaneously gather in  drawn and painted studies of the world around me.

 

Many of the pictures seem to tell a story but this is  not  deliberate. I wish rather to make a coherent arrangement of figures and situate them in an illusory space. The repeated inclusion of animals and part human creatures has grown from an inability to convey a feeling or idea in any other way.

My intention, and a paintings meaning, may not become clear to me until long after the picture is complete.

Although certain myths and fairy tales overlap with my own inner experiences, I haven’t drawn from one in particular.The richest source of inspiration has been my dreams.


 

EXHIBITIONS

             Group    1974 Liverpool Medical Society

                            1977-78 Plymouth Art Society

                            1985 Camberwell students
                                      South London Art Gallery. 

                            1988 Royal Academy      
                                      premiums exhibition

                            1989 R.A. and Slade ex- students 
                                      exhibition,Leyton House

                            1997 Ombersley Gallery

 

              Solo     1995 Highgate Institute

                           1998 Plough Arts Centre,Torrington

                           2002 Warehouse exhibition,
                                     Exeter Road Industrial estate

                           2008,2012,2014.Wharf Arts
                                     Centre Tavistock

                           2016 Museum of Dartmoor life,
                                     Okehampton

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