Sandra Orme and Natasha Braithwaite - 27

Location: Buxton / Genre: Fine Art and Photography

Artist Statement

A studio based exhibition with dramatic artwork from an award winning artist shown alongside evocative black and white darkroom based photographs. Sandra and Natasha’s work compliments and contrasts each other’s in their mutual exploration of wild weather over land, sea and sky.
Sandra Orme:-  Contemporary Pastel Artist
Sandra Orme is one of the North West’s leading pastel artists. Her studio is in the heart of the Peak District in Buxton, Derbyshire. Her work explores the ever changing landscape that surrounds her studio in the Peak District and further afield - the light, seasonal colours, atmosphere and weather. 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. She has a degree in Fine Art and many years experience as an art teacher and tutor. She is a multi award winning artist and has won a national art competition, The Buxton Spa Prize, The Derbyshire Open Landscape award and Best Visual Artist at the Buxton Festival Fringe.
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Natasha Braithwaite:- Black and White Photographer and Darkroom Printer
Natasha is a photographer and darkroom printer inspired by the ways in which the fall of light picks out the tones, textures and contrasts inherent within the landscape as well as the relationship that exists between the land and the sky.
Natasha works only with black and white film, all of her work is hand printed utilising traditional techniques and materials; continued experimentation serves to increase both her knowledge and understanding of the light sensitive materials with which she works. All work is individually printed, from each negative one final print is produced.
In addition to her photography Natasha experiments with alternative photographic processes, mainly cyanotypes, a process which originates from the mid-1800s and the very beginnings of photography. 
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Venue Information

Sandra Orme Sky Studio
26 Rock Bank
SK17 9JF

Drive out of Buxton on A515/London Road,turn right at junction after hospital (Harpur Hill) continue uphill until Parks Inn, turn right onto Grinlow Road, Rock Bank is second left off Fiddle Street. Parking on Grinlow Road or Harpur Hill Road.

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