Born in the West Midlands, Sandra Graham gained her BA (Hons) in Painting and History of Art and Design in 1995 at Wolverhampton University under the tuition of Knighton Hosking. Her work then was fuelled by the sublime images of the Black Country, and though industry has now much declined, from time to time she returns to the subject of industrial landscape.
Sandra is a qualified lecturer and taught in Further Education as well as working as a freelance artist, and leading community arts projects such as Art in Mind for Sandwell Creative Arts and STAA (Sandwell Third Age Arts) – a charity providing access to the arts for the elderly and people with dementia.
She divides her time between Worcestershire and The Isle of Arran, off the West Coast of Scotland.
Sandra’s current body of work endeavours to convey the physical, sensuous experience of journeys through the surrounding landscape where she lives in the Wyre Forest. Trees shine in the glint of water and rays of sunlight lead into the deep formidable dark mass of vegetation, all heightened by the myriad of movements and sounds.
Her process of building texture is a joyful physical struggle attempting to communicate a sense of this place.