Sandra Orme


I am one of the North West's leading pastel artists and have developed innovative ways of working with pastels and charcoal.

I'm inspired by the grand landscape tradition from JMW Turner to Alexander Nasmyth and applies contemporary pastel and charcoal methods to develop epic representational works that convey the terrible beauty of wild open spaces.

‘Nothing can be beautiful that is not true’ wrote John Ruskin.  I seek to recreate the beauty of dramatic skies and moorland vistas. A beauty that is based on her perception of the truth of these moments in time and place.

I have won multiple awards and have exhibited with UK's best pastel artists at The Pastel Society annual exhibition. I teach pastels annually at The Ashmolean Museum and am an associate artist with the Unison Pastels. Regular workshops run at my studio in Buxton.