Artist Sandra Irvine

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Biography- Sandra Irvine
Sandra Irvine is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and has won several awards for her paintings including in 2014 the Federation of Canadian Artists “First Prize Award” in the Small, Smaller, Smallest Exhibit, and a Mayor’s Choice Award in 2016. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions including several Federation of Canadian Artists group shows in Vancouver such as the Works on Paper Exhibition in 2018, and the Small Exhibit in 2019.  She is currently represented by Viewpoint Gallery in Nelson BC. Her work also appeared as the cover image for the novel Common Threads, A Family Journey.
Growing up in northern BC Sandra developed a strong attachment and appreciation for wild, remote places. It is that power, mystery and simplicity she strives to convey in her work, be it landscape or wildlife. She works in watercolour and oil and is drawn to the soft edges, transparency, and colour mixing qualities both media provide for capturing emotion. She has also attended many workshops with well known instructors . Sandra’s work is held by numerous collectors throughout Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.
 Artist Statement- Sandra Irvine
Painting in watercolour allows me listen to the melody in my life, to tune into those things which create emotion in me. The qualities inherent in this medium such as transparency, soft edges, and fluid colour mixing properties capture the excitement I feel when discovering how light impacts colour.  Similarly, watercolour’s playful qualities are ideal for expressing the joy and wonder I experience when watching a grizzly bear playing in the water. These dramatic moments are fleeting. I want the viewer to linger and enjoy the softness of these experiences. It is a bridge for them to consider our impact on the environment.
Sandra Irvine - Curriculum Vitae
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