Sandy Wadlington

Education
1989Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting
1969-72School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Selected Exhibitions
March 2012McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH (One person show)
November 2012McGowan Fine Art, Boston, MA (Boston, International Fine Art Fair)
May 2010McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH (Three person show)
May 2010McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH (One person show)
May 2008McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH, (One person show)
October 2003Mill Brook Gallery, Concord, NH (One person show)
September 2003Colby/Sawyer College, New London, NH (Group show)
February 2002Kimzey Miller Gallery, Seattle, WA, (One person show)
October 1999Kimzey Miller Gallery, Seattle, WA, (Two person show)
June 1998Kimzey Miller Gallery, Seattle, WA (One person show)
June 1997Kimzey Miller Gallery, Seattle, WA (Group show)
December 1996Kimball Jenkins Gallery, Concord, NH (Group show)
June 1996University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (Group show)
July 1995Gardener/Colby Gallery, Edgartown, MA (One person show)
February 1995American Art Company, Tacoma, WA (One person show)
September 1993American Art Company, Tacoma, WA (One person show)
June 1992Wells Art, New York, New York (six one-person shows throughout Japan)
March 1987San Anotonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX (group show)
Teaching Experience
March 2003Sharon Art Center, Peterborough, NH, Color Woodblock Printing
Publications
Spring 2008"Around Concord" Magazine, page 62
June 1998"Southwest Art" Magazine, page 110
February 1998"Country Living" Magazine, page 74
Summer 1996"Arts & Antiques" Magazine, page 95
February 1992"Product Management Today" Magazine, Cover
Collections
Liberty Mutual, Boston, MA
Upton Hatfield, Concord, NH
Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH
Douglas, Leornard & Garvey, Concord, NH
Fidelity Investments, Merrimack, NH
Fleet Bank, Boston, MA
Nordstrom Inc., Seattle, WA
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Fidelity Investment Group, Boston, MA

As an artist, the things that interest me are color, light, composition and sense of place. I was born and raised in New England, and although I have lived in other parts of the country I find the New England landscape especially rich and compelling.

I work in pastel, oil and in printmaking (mostly color woodblock.) Generally I work from photographs, which I take. My ideas usually start as pastels, though in the last few years oils have been happening as well.

While oils and pastels are fairly well understood, the process of color woodblock prints may need a little explanation. I use a method based on a traditional Japanese process called “hanga” which was popularized by Arthur Wesley Dow around the time of the Arts and Crafts Movement. I carve each block of wood based on where color and shape are needed, and print each color individually, layer upon layer. The inks I use are water-based, so sometimes the prints can have a light, airy feeling.

I enjoy the diversity of woodblock, oil and pastel. Each has specific strengths, challenges and ways of expression.