the 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.

She has also exhibited with UK's best pastel artists at The Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London and regularly teaches sold out workshops at University of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum.

                       CONTACT ME:

Studio Address: Sandra Orme Sky Studio, 26 Rock Bank, Harpur Hill, Buxton. SK179JF

TEL: 01298 22538 / 07748840078


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