Venue 54

Nicky Sanderson

OPEN: 7+8 & 14+15 September

4 Bellfield Terrace EH15 2BJ

Nicky Sanderson is an artist whose practice involves careful study of her chosen environment through the mediums of paint, collage and printmaking. She strives to create substance and depth in her process, while acknowledging her love of colour and pattern found in nature and made by human hand.

Lately Nicky’s work has been inspired by trips to the Outer Hebrides where she has found a deep interest in the history of the landscape as defined by human intervention over millennia. She has created layers or slices of different eras in the development of the Isle of Lewis which take the form of 2 metre wide hangings. Her particular passion is for the beauty that is revealed in the peat bank cuttings. The accumulation of organic matter through time can only be appreciated by the action of cutting it away. The nature of her subject matter lends itself to making work by building layers of paint, collaged papers and mediums such as varnish, wax and pigment. As a trained printmaker, it is a natural step for Nicky to explore her themes in print, favouring silkscreen and monotype. A new body of work results from a recent trip to Myanmar.


Studio: Coburg House Studios, Leith

Most recent exhibitions:
April 27-10 May 2019 ‘Encompassed’ at Union Gallery, Edinburgh
13-20 October 2018 ‘Distillations’ at Art Club Gallery, Edinburgh
2017 Edinburgh Festival ‘A Land Unfolding’ at Coburg Gallery
Recently commissioned by the Keeper of the Quaich, a painting of the peat bogs of Islay

I trained in printmaking at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, with post graduate studies at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. In 2017 I completed the Critical Professional Development course at Leith School of Art.

I teach drawing and painting workshops on Lewis and Arran and am a professionally qualified and active Scottish Tourist Guide (Blue Badge).

My work is in the collections of Art in Healthcare and Alistair Darling, Lord Darling of Roulanish and Sir Mark Jones, former director of NMS and the V & A.











opening times:
sat - 10am-6pm
sun - 11am-5pm

sat/sun 7th+8th & 14th/15th sept