Unison Colour welcomes Sandra Orme as an Associate Artist
Sandra Orme is an award winning artist and author based in the Buxton, Derbyshire. She has written a book ‘Painting Skies in Pastel’ with Search Press. Within the book she use the ’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.
Sandra is one of the North West’s leading pastel artists and workshop tutor, having developed innovative ways of working with pastels with exceptional and unusual results and becoming renowned for both her dramatic skies as well the sense of place conveyed by her work.
She explores the ever-changing landscape that surrounds her studio in the Peak District – the light, seasonal colours, atmosphere and weather – whilst capturing the relentlessly unchanging and seemingly timeless nature of the high edges and wild moors. She also travels widely through the UK capturing the weather and light in the more remote parts of our island.
Her work explores this dichotomy. She says ‘I want to capture passing moments and express a sense of place. I remain fascinated by the contrast between the unchanging and the ever changing – the weather and the land.’
She has won a national art competition, The Buxton Spa Prize, exhibited with the UK’s best pastel artists at The Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London and teaches annually at University of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum – a testament to both her beautiful pastel work and her expertise.
I have selected a combination of gorgeous pastels to form this Sky Set. I wanted to create a great base of sky colours from which you create most skies types. This set is a lovely starting point to build many tints and hues to form a large variety clouds and many different types of sky- from a cloudy day through to blue skies or a sunset. This set also features throughout my book Painting Skies in Pastel with Search Press.
Here at Unison HQ, we know how beautiful our pastels are & how much time is taken in the creation of these soft pastels. However, this is what some of our Associate Artists of Unison Colour have to say about them…
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