Sandie will be attending Cedar Farm on Saturday 22nd Feb 1:00pm – 4:00pm to discuss the processes of lithography.
Carnes Fine Art is delighted to be showcasing a number of equine inspired original lithographs by Lancashire based Artist & Sculptor, Sandie Henderson. A limited number of original lithographs will be on display and for sale at Cedar Farm from Tuesday 11th February. Some are unique one-off pieces and others are in very small editions. Working from her home studio, Sandie produces each lithograph individually using the traditional method of hand drawing onto a zinc plate or stone. She then processes the image to make it receptive to ink before printing on a manual Victorian flatbed press.
In 2007, two of Sandie’s equine related lithographs were selected for the “Stone.Plate.Grease.Water International Contemporary Lithography Exhibition”, a major show that opened at the Museum of Modern Art for Wales before touring to London’s Bankside Gallery and the Naughton Gallery at Queen’s University, Belfast. A lithograph from Sandie’s “Equine Anatomy” series was selected for the “Royal Academy Summer Exhibition” in 2013, and a further two lithographs from this series are held in The Aberystwyth University of Wales Collection.
A number of Sandie’s sculptures are also currently on display in the Gallery, including “Cavallo”. This striking foundry bronze piece was selected for Bristol’s prestigious “Royal West Academy 159th Autumn Exhibition” in 2011, and was greatly admired by HRH Princess Michael of Kent at the Mall Galleries “Society of Women Artists 151st Annual Exhibition” in 2012. Other notable exhibitions include the “Weston Park National Fine Art Open” in Shropshire (2013), and the “Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize Exhibition” at the RBSA Gallery, Birmingham (2014).
Horses have played a major role in Sandie’s life since childhood and much of her adult life has been spent working professionally in the equine industry as a riding instructor, horse breeder, trainer and judge. In her sculpture and printmaking it is natural that horses should remain the recurring theme.
Although her work is essentially contemporary, its roots are very much grounded in antiquity. Major influences include Ancient Greek, Etruscan and Tang Dynasty Art. The classic 1766 publication, “The Anatomy of the Horse” by George Stubbs has been a particular source of inspiration and reference.
In Sandie’s words “My work involves research into Ancient Art to explore a contemporary interpretation of the Horse. Through sculpture, drawing and printmaking I aim to capture the inherent characteristics of the horse, its essential power and dynamic energy whilst in motion and an elemental spirit of the wild that connects my horses to the landscape of their environment. Close observation and study of equine physiology and ethology are important aspects of my art practice.”
Sandie’s work has been exhibited widely both in this country and abroad, and is held in various public and private collections.