Sandra Pratt

Sandra Pratt's sparse compositions present a countryside that is safely isolated from industry and technology. Uninhabited broad village streets draw you into her work, and the aged quality of the buildings suggests rugged personalities replete with awkward inadequacies and fallacies. In the studio, Sandra happily blends the memory of these remote landscapes with her enjoyment of pure paint and an intuitive sense of design. The personal and emotional nature of Sandra's work is influenced by her self-taught approach to working with composition, oil paint, and the palette knife. Years dedicated to a singular mode of working have resulted in dexterous paint handling and a strengthening of her themes of home, community, and landscape. Her harmonious compositions are rooted in an ever- present horizon line and often entice the viewer through a strong use of linear perspective; drawing the eye into and through an anonymous village street or to the door of a lone house on the prairie.



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