ArtySandyra

Welcome to my website which is under construction

Please click on the menus above or on the images below to see other pages and examples of my artwork.

I welcome commissions and my price list is under the heading ‘Commissions’ on the top menu.

ABOUT ME

Award winning / Published Artist and member of the UKCPS  (United Kingdom Coloured  Pencil Society) 

Great great niece of World famous artist David Dewsberry,  who specialised in painting floral studies and is acknowledged as a master painter of Orchids.  Great Great Granddaughter of George Henry Dewsberry – a talented ceramic artist of mainly tile designs, some of which are in Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s Residence on the Isle of Wight. 

My love of coloured pencil art began in 2010 when my full time career in the Civil Service came to and end and I had time to pursue other avenues.  I discovered the UK Coloured Pencil Society, became a member and have since enjoyed creating pieces in a variety of subjects as a way of progressing myself and increasing my skills.  

Working from photographs I use top quality, lightfast materials, mostly Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils, Pastel pencils or Graphite on acid free paper.

I am currently working on a series of animal Portraits with the aim of capturing each animal’s individual personality.  I have always loved animals and shared my life and homes with quite a few over the years, including cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs.  Most were rescues, which can be challenging, but very rewarding, especially when they blossom with the correct understanding and patience.  Each one has their own individual personality, character, foibles and quirks just like us humans, and I love that.

I currently share my home with a gorgeous, cheeky, rescued West Highland Terrier called Bobby, (also Bobbykins, Bobsy, Munchkin, Sweetypie, Mugwump, Beautiful, My Gorgeous Boy, and a few other choice names depending on circumstances).  He’s great company, keeps me entertained, enjoys hugs and kisses, and loves to make me smile, laugh and giggle – which he does every day.  Sadly he is now on palliative care having succumbed to a terrible, fatal lung disease called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, otherwise known as ‘Westie Lung’.  He is still full of fun and enjoying life but having regular cold laser treatment and daily inhalers to give him a better quality of life for as long as possible. 

Please note, if you own a Westie or other small Terrier this disease begins with a cough.  If your dog is diagnosed with this disease there is not a lot of information about it in the UK but there are things you can do to help your dog have a better quality of life until it’s time for that final goodbye.