Inspirational art direct from artist's venues throughout the Peterborough area

Sandra Harper


Lee Bay, North Devon. Oils on canvas. A small private beach with enormous rocks, beaten by the sea during winter months.


I STARTED PAINTING with relish in 2010. Now at every opportunity I have a paintbrush in my hand. Everything seems to demand exploration. Consequently content, size, technique and style are continually changing.

Hampton Lake. Oils on canvas. Bulrush seed heads in a gentle breeze.



INSPIRATION can happen at any time, anywhere. As a result paintings range from splodges to naturalistic landscape; from portraits to body forms; from complex compositions based on text to simple emotion expressed on canvas.                                                            Take a look at my website for current work.

Masai tribe in Kenya. Oil on canvas. The women’s clothes [shuka] were all brightly coloured and the men wore red for blood; the blood of the lion.

For some landscapes I’ve found the lightness of watercolours appealing. Especially those involving wooded areas, water and clouds. And although oils are my great love I do dabble in watercolours when a scene demands it.

Walk in the Spinney. Watercolour. The spinney is in Yaxley and is an oasis of peace and quiet situated beside St. Peter’s Church and surrounded by countryside.

The Girl with the Emerald earring. Oil on canvas. Grey floating frame.











During this year my focus has been on portraits inspired by Renaissance and Impressionism, and on landscapes.




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Exhibition address
The Red Garage. 54 Chapel Street, Yaxley, Peterborough, Cambs. PE7 3LN

Telephone 01733 688923
Mobile 01754322608

Open days

Saturday 23rd June 2018 (2pm - 4pm)
Sunday 24th June 2018 (2pm - 4pm)
Saturday 30th June 2018 (2pm - 4pm)
Sunday 1st July 2018 (2pm - 4pm)
Saturday 7th July 2018 (2pm - 4pm)
Sunday 8th July 2018 (2pm - 4pm)

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Sheila Girling talk: Thursday 7th June 6pm

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Installation technician Martin and James Tovey's Mermaid Painting on its way to the Vivacity Unit

Vivacity’s Unit Installation series 2018

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