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Irene Sanderson

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The Wood Dragon 2024

Betty Boo fishing


07720 842529
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My works are mostly in ink and watercolour based on observations of my surroundings. I specialise in the techniques and methods of Far Eastern ink-painitng which I have studied over my working life for the past 50 years. Fascinated with the power of the mark.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

For me it is a way of life, observing and recording, rehearsing and creating and all the while learning.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I often use the materials and techniques of ink painting, a spare and eloquent form with its roots in China and Japan. This is at the core of my practice. I use waterbased inks and pigments and am showing a variety of images from shrines of Japan to portrait studies! See me at the venue with Bridget Drakeford, ready with my brushes and inks on hand to let you have a go on the papers of the Far East at the daily step by step one hour long practical session for all From Monday 9 to Friday 13 September at 3.45pm for 4pm prompt. All ages and abilities. Numbers limited. Book ahead or just turn up on time. Be sure to bring your artist's smock as this ink stains!

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

My practice extends from tiny illustrations to murals.
Freelance illustration for various publishers (Paul Norbury Publications, Ward Lock, Joellen Publications etc)
Tutor for Cumbria County Council; Higham Hall College; HF holidays; Tullie House Museum; Eden Arts; Creative Partnerships Cumbria; Brewery Arts Centre Kendal; Florence Arts Centre, Egremont
Workshops for art societies and schools

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Studied under Mushin 無心先生, Shijō School (Maruyama-ha), Kyoto
Publication: The Teaching of Writing in Japan ISBN 0 7049 0478 0
Post-graduate student, Kyoto Municipal University of Fine Art
BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Reading

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Exhibiting artist with Eden Valley Artistic Network, Penrith
Graphic artist for Brampton to Zero (B2Z), eco projects for environment sustainability including peat protection
Through the Locking Glass, Rheged Gallery, Penrith
Netherby Hall, Exhibition in series of music / art collaborations with Noriko Ogawa

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