Biography

Having left West Sussex College of Art and Design in 1984 with a Diploma, a blood clot on her lung in her first year meant that Sandra was never able to complete her Degree. She commenced a full-time career in Accounts and like many artists in the UK only returned to painting later in life in 2017 when she set up Paintings in Pastels. She moved to Spain for a year and spent time in the USA developing her passion for pastels. Now living in Dorset in the West Country, Sandra has joined several Art Societies and is soaking up techniques, tutorials and enjoying the advice and interaction from other artists on all mediums, but pastels will always be her preferred medium.

She has recently given up full time employment to try and make a success with her painting and has set up in the Cygnet Gallery in Shaftesbury amongst a co-op of 30 artists.

As well as being a member of Artists for Conservation she is also a member of the Society of All Artists and Association of Animal Artists.

Exhibitions;

The Grosvenor, Shaftesbury - two man exhibtion and demo

The Gallery Upstairs, Upton Park

Testimonals;

"Sandra is a very talented and original artist, who manages to capture all the characteristics of her subjects in her work." - Louise Hall

"Had been looking for a few years for a painting that I had been carrying around in my head but could never find. Asked Sandra if she could do it and she nailed it!! Absolutely perfect and I am constantly being told what a wonderful picture it is. Sandra shipped it to me with no hassles. So go ahead and ask her if you are searching for that special something." - Tina Broder

"Just sit and study the paintings and you will see the incredible detail in them. Sandra Jones is a great new artist who is becoming very popular." - Beryl Mitchell

Support for Conservation: 

A very big supporter of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and even though not lucky enough to be chosen yet, I have entered Artist Wildlife of the Year. Wildlife Artist of the Year was established by David Shepherd CBE FRSA (1931 – 2017) and embodies his vision for ‘The Art of Survival’ – using art for wildlife conservation.

I also support and will be forwarding donations from sales of my African Wild Dogs series to Born Free who work tirelessly to ensure that all wild animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect and are able to live their lives according to their needs. 

Special Achievements: 

'Painting Dogs' was voted Favourite by the Public at Upton Park exhibition

'Rily' was finalist for Artist of the Year, Society of All Artists