Sandra Pratt

Sandra Pratt

Sandra Pratt
Born 1978 Sandra Pratt's romantic landscapes and village scenes explore a potential for comfort in open, even barren spaces. Her painted places both reflect time spent in the vastness of Colorado and New Mexico as well as past visits to Western and Northern Europe, Great Britain, Canada, and New England. Sandra will often repeat motifs from these trips, life at the coastal edge of Ireland for instance or in a secluded hamlet lane in France. The 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 suggest 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. Her panels and canvases are decisively developed in bold, confident shapes of thick de-saturated earthtone colors. With nature and old architecture as her inspiration, her palette has evolved into rich reddish blacks, pale blues, creamy yellows, blue grays, and brownish tans. The places Sandra's paints into being possess age and history as well as a particular charm from being well used and needed. Subjects and palettes often recur in Sandra's paintings, who typically works in spurts, that allow her to rework and make subtle adjustments to previous paintings. She might repeat the same landscape as if haunted or obsessed by a scene, changing just small moments within each version. The immediacy of her palette knife marks and the medium to small scale of her work, provides an intimate experience of these beloved, imagined places. Sandra's work has been exhibited at the Brattleboro Museum in Vermont, with the Allied Artists of America in NY, and at the A.R. Mitchell Museum and the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado. Sandra Pratt is from Chicago, IL she currently lives in Boulder, Colorado. Publications American Art Collector - May 2015 Then and Now - Southwest Art Magazine, Dec., 2009 Collector's Coice - Southwest Art Magazine, Nov. 7, 2008 Simply Stated - American Art Collector, Aug. 28, 2008 Dramatic Landscapes - Artbook, May 16, 2005 Colorado: Best of the West - Southwest Art, Nov., 2004 Regional Expressions of America - Wildlife Art, May, 2004 Colorado-Best of the West - Southwest Art, Apr., 2004 Entering the Zone - Focus Magazine, Aug., 2003 Lyrical Creations - Southwest Art, Apr., 2003 21 Under 31 Emerging Artist Issue - Southwest Art, Sep., 2002 Awards   2016 Best of Show Bold Brush Painting Competition  2015 Bold Brush Award 
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Artist

Artwork

A Gentle Dissolve
Sandra Pratt

A Gentle Dissolve

Oil on linen

18 x 24 in

$4,500.00

Castles
Sandra Pratt

Castles

Oil on linen

30 x 24 in

$5,600.00

Gray Barn
Sandra Pratt

Gray Barn

Oil

36 x 48 in

$9,500.00

Homestead
Sandra Pratt

Homestead

Oil on Linen

6 x 8 in

$1,000.00

Orange Houses
Sandra Pratt

Orange Houses

Oil on linen

18 x 14 in

$2,700.00

White Barn in Summer
Sandra Pratt

White Barn in Summer

Oil on linen

18 x 24 in

$4,500.00

Blue Arrangement
Sandra Pratt

Blue Arrangement

oil

11 x 14 in

(Sold)

Merge
Sandra Pratt

Merge

Oil

6 x 8 in

(Sold)

Alley
Sandra Pratt

Alley

Oil

36 x 24 in

$6,500.00

Color Houses
Sandra Pratt

Color Houses

Oil on linen

8 x 10 in

$1,200.00

Gray Skies
Sandra Pratt

Gray Skies

Oil on canvas

20 x 20 in

$4,500.00

Irish Pasture
Sandra Pratt

Irish Pasture

Oil on linen

12 x 16 in

$2,000.00

Purple
Sandra Pratt

Purple

Oil

24 x 24 in

$4,700.00

White House
Sandra Pratt

White House

Oil on canvas

16 x 20 in

$3,500.00

Blue Sky
Sandra Pratt

Blue Sky

Oil on linen

8 x 10 in

(Sold)

Pink Sky
Sandra Pratt

Pink Sky

Oil

9 x 12 in

(Sold)

Blue Arrangement
Sandra Pratt

Blue Arrangement

Oil on linen

12 x 24 in

$2,700.00

Dissolve
Sandra Pratt

Dissolve

Oil

30 x 36 in

$7,000.00

Green Fields
Sandra Pratt

Green Fields

Oil on Linen

11 x 14 in

$1,900.00

Jewels
Sandra Pratt

Jewels

Oil on linen

6 x 12 in

$1,350.00

Red Barn in Winter
Sandra Pratt

Red Barn in Winter

Oil on canvas

36 x 48 in

$9,500.00

Wildflowers
Sandra Pratt

Wildflowers

Oil on linen

8 x 6 in

$1,000.00

Irish Barn
Sandra Pratt

Irish Barn

Oil on linen

9 x 12 in

(Sold)

Road To Taos
Sandra Pratt

Road To Taos

Oil on linen

12 x 16 in

(Sold)

Boulder Road
Sandra Pratt

Boulder Road

Oil on linen

16 x 20 in

$3,500.00

French Alley
Sandra Pratt

French Alley

Oil on linen

20 x 20 in

$4,500.00

Grey Waves
Sandra Pratt

Grey Waves

Oil on linen

24 x 30 in

$5,600.00

Marshland
Sandra Pratt

Marshland

oil on linen

6 x 8 in

$1,000.00

White Barn
Sandra Pratt

White Barn

Oil on canvas

12 x 16 in

$2,000.00

Winter Solstice
Sandra Pratt

Winter Solstice

Oil

24 x 36 in

$6,500.00

Irish Green
Sandra Pratt

Irish Green

Oil on linen

18 x 24 in

(Sold)

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