Sandy Densem was born and educated in Zimbabwe, studied Fine Art in Cape Town and holds an Advanced Diploma in Art and Creativity (Wellington NZ). She has painted and taught regularly for over 30 years. Sandy has had solo exhibitions in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, the UK and New Zealand. Now living in UK, Sandy says of it;
“It is still the magic of light on the land that captures my imagination, and inspires me. The small patchworks of the English land with their order and stonewalls, are so different to the vast horizons of dry Zimbabwean landscapes, as are the colours here. The light is gentler, and the subtle tones of green challenge me.”
In addition to her painting, Sandy has also spent many years creating hand painted textiles, and produced a range of fabrics, graphics and paintings for a group of Safari Lodges in Zimbabwe. She still continues with this work and creates individually designed, hand painted and stitched fabrics.
“All of my work is about my journeying through this world, often in a landscape that we can walk through.”
Sandy has extensive art teaching experience, having taught at senior school level and adult groups for many years. She offers workshops in a wide range of media – drawing, painting and mixed media.
“My work is an expression of the internal conversation I have when I am inspired by my environment. The viewer can explore the textures and find layers of meaning for themselves”.