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Sandra Harper

The Red Garage Art Studio is full to bursting of original artworks. You will see mostly oil paintings that experiment with different styles & canvas sizes, suiting most tastes. In her work, Sandra Harper tries to capture the diversity and wonder of the natural world, the complexities of the human face and images that explore the meaning of life.

Everyone is welcome to stare or buy. Wide range of prices. Dot your favourites!  There will be generous helpings of Cream Teas in our untidy country garden. Donations will be for Christian Aid’s work amongst the world’s poorest communities. Last September Sandra had a successful solo exhibition in Stamford Art’s Centre. Her next one is July/August 2023.

Frost. The inspiration for this painting were the patterns of frost on a window and the shapes and patterns that could simultaneously be seen through the window. Oil on stretched canvas. 1metre square.

Sherwood Forest. In the evening light everywhere glowed red. We had a wonderful holiday in a wooden cabin with the grandchildren. The sounds of nature in the early morning was orchestral and although winter everywhere was a feast of colour.

RESCUE After the earthquake in Turkey I saw an article in our newspaper about this rescue of a young girl by volunteers. I wondered about these real people, how they were affected by the disaster and where they were now. I had to put them down in paint.


Portrait of a male model.

Portrait. Captain Tom.



The Trinity. After a sermon on Trinity Sunday at our local church I was inspired to paint this representation of the words I’d heard. Sorry the picture is the wrong way round!


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. 


Naomi’s Family. This painting was a commission and is a metre square. I thought about the characters in the family and matched flowers to each of them. For example, the delphinium, just left of centre represents a strong, upright member of the family whereas the red amarylis is a family member who is flamboyant and loves Christmas.

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.

The Wave.  In Lee Bay, North Devon the waves crash against the rocks and on the beach. Lying in the sea and looking along the wave, I saw an eye. This is my take on it.

Flood in Ferry Meadows.  In January 2018 Peterborough had downpours reminiscent of Mediterranean rain. The land in Ferry Meadows was completely covered in water. Amongst the trees I saw this fallen log. The light was blue/purple. It was a magical sight.








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


For some landscapes I’ve found the lightness of watercolours appealing especially subjects that include trees, water and clouds. 

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.

Although oils are my great love I do dabble in watercolours when a scene demands it.

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










During this year my focus has been on portraits and landscapes. Both inspired by Renaissance artists and Impressionists. 




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Contact name
sandra harper

Exhibition address
54 Chapel Street, Yaxley, PE7 3LN

Artist address
54 Chapel Street, Yaxley, PE7 3LN

Shop Stamford Arts Centre
Telephone 01733688923
Mobile 01754322608

Open days

29 June 2024 (14:00 - 17:00)
30 June 2024 (14:00 - 17:00)
6 July 2024 (14:00 - 17:00)
7 July 2024 (14:00 - 17:00)

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Open other times by appointment

Demonstrations available

Tuition offered

Garden open for visitors

Refreshments served

Commissions accepted

We will be offering generous helpings of Cream Teas in our untidy country garden. Donations for Christian Aid’s work amongst the world’s poorest communities.


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