Kent, United Kingdom
About Sandy Dooley
I live and work in Kent, in the South-East of England. I work with landscapes, from which I draw my inspiration. The play of light and shadow, and the in-the-moment experience of absorbing the world around me inform my work. I am also drawn by my memories of a childhood spent outside, the visual impact and pleasure of that still resonates with me. I love colour and texture and in my work am always attempting to use these elements to create a harmonious balance. I enjoy working in an experimental way with different materials, at the moment beautiful metallic and interference acrylic paints on paper and canvas. Mark-making is something that intrigues me, I frequently throw paint at my canvas, and work with the canvas on the floor, dripping paint onto it. The spontaneity that gives me very valuable. I trained at St Martin's School of Art in central London (Sandy Taylor). I have artwork in both corporate and private collections in England, Europe, Australia and the United States.
St Martin's School of Art.
Art Foundation course 1983/4
Ba in Fine Art 1984/7
Solo exhibition at Esher Art Agency, Surrey in September 2016
Painting featured in TV show The Only Way Is Essex
Artwork at Serena Hall Gallery, Southwold, Suffolk
Featured in Spring 2016 Saatchi Art print catalog, with a double page spread.
Interview with Saatchi Art 19/11/15
Solo show at The Milk House, Sissinghurst, Kent
Solo show at Bayham Hall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Solo show at the Serena Hall Gallery in Southwold, Suffolk. June 2105.