Sandy Tipper Wolverson
Sandy studied Art and Design at Hull College of Art as a mature student. She specialised in Fine Art, graduating in 1982. She has shown widely and was head of art at Hymer's College in Hull. She was also a lecturer on the foundation course at the Polytechnic. She has a nationally recognised reputation for running workshops and residences of all types and locations. Since her retirement from teaching she has concentrated on her own painting, which relates strongly to family themes.
Inspired by 19 th century Impressionist painters such as Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas, Sandy's subjects are explored using intense colour relationships and imaginative compositions and often point to what is going on outside a picture frame as well as within.
Of the work in her recent exhibition at the Beverley Art Gallery, Sandy says, "It's also to do with the way I concentrate the paint, which intensifies your feelings towards the pieces. I use very thick, intense paint. It's more like a tapestry really, with the way I construct the background as well as the families in the foreground. I love crusty paint on oil paintings. I love textures. Each painting can take up to six months to complete, so I have to love every inch of those canvasses."