About Sandra

Sandra Walker’s watercolours are represented in numerous public and private collections and embassies throughout the world. Her work is included in the collections of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Senator George McGovern, author John LeCarré, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and many others. She has won many international competitions, including the Singer and Friedlander/Sunday Times award for the best British Watercolour and the Grand Prix at the Tregastal Salon International de la Peinture á L Eau in France. While living in America, she was commissioned by the United States Mint to design a Congressional medal honoring Simon Wiesenthal. Sandra was also commissioned by Prime Minister Thatcher to paint the Houses of Parliament, copies of which have been sold worldwide to benefit the Thatcher Foundation. She has had solo shows in India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, France, Italy and Mongolia. In 1999, Sandra was elected a member of the prestigious Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, an exclusive membership of 60 of the most important British watercolourists.

Selected Bibliography

Member: Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour

Who’s Who in American Art

Walker Sandra International Artist Magazine November 2000 illustrated pp. 84-91
Harrison Hazel Shapes and Edges, Sanstone Books 1996, illustrated pp. 107-113
Dunce Brian Make Your Paintings Look Three Dimensional Aurum Press, London 1994
illustrated pp 78-84
Harrison Hazel Watercolour Step-by-Step,Harper CollinsPublishers,London,1993,illustrated p9
Davidson Martin How to Draw & Paint Texture, Harper Collins Publisher, London, 1993 illustrated pp 51,70, 75
Simpson Ian Collins Complete Painting Course, Harper Collins Publishers, 1993, illustrated pp 100
Clausen C. “Coming to America,” US ART, March 1992, illustrated
Harrison Hazel, Houses and Buildings, Cassells Press, November, 1991, illustrated
Walker Sandra, The Artist and Illustrator Magazine July 1991 pp. 26-29
McKinley Nigel The Revival of Invention, Watercolour Drawing and Prints, Vol. 5 No. 4 Winter 1990 issue p. 30
Harrison Hazel The Encyclopedia of Watercolour Techniques, Headline Press, June 1990 illustrated p. 88
Veazey, Marina “Art that Catches the English Heart” The Sunday Times, April 23, 1989 p C8
McEwan John “Winning in Paint and Watercolour,” The Sunday Times, April 23, 1989 p 72
Hughes Graham Arts Review, May 5, 1989 p 324
Forgey, Benjamin. “On Paper, Maturing Freshness,” The Washington Star, September 19, 1980 illustrated p. G-1
Richard Paul “Paper Pleasures” The Washington Post, June 21, 1977 illustrated p. D-1
Tannous David The Washington Star July 24, 1977 p G-20
Walker, Sandra “The Watercolour Page,” American Artist Magazine, January 1977 illustrated illustrated pp. 68-72
Secrest Meryle “Exhuberant and Overwhelming,” The Washington Post, June 21, 1977 p. G-20
Forgey, Benjamin, “Galleries, The World of One City,” The Washington Post, September 18, 1977 p.H-1
Goldfine, Gil “The Best of American Art,” The Jerusalem Post, September 14, 1976
Richard Paul “Art Traditions Renewed,” The Washington Post, October 12, 1974 illustrated pp. B-7

Exhibitions (Partial List)


Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Mall Galleries, London
Laing Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Harewood House, Leeds
Manchester Art House
Galerie Atelier Mensch, Hamburg
Royal Society of British Artist, London
Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery, London
Linda Blackstone Gallery
Alresford Gallery, Winchester
Manor House Gallery
World of Watercolours, Park Lane Hotel, London
20th Century British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London
Waterman’s Fine Arts, London
Henry Wyndham Fine Art. London
Ferens Art Gallery & Museum, Hull
Bourne Gallery, Reigate, Surry
Hunting/Observer Exhibition Mall Gallery, London
Pierre Cardin Gallery, Paris
Tregastel Salon International de la Peinture a L ‘cau (Grand Prix)
Duncan Miller Fine Arts, Hampstead, London
Royal Birmingham Society of Art, Birmingham
Singer and Friedlander/Sunday Times Exhibition, Mall Gallery, London
Leeds City Art Gallery
Barbizon Gallery, Hampshire
Portsmouth Art Gallery, Hampshire
Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, Yorkshire
Gallery Henoch, New York
Grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York
Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, DC
Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC
Watercolour USA Exhibition, Springfield, Illinois
National Water Colour Society, Long Beach, California
Georgetown Art Gallery, Washington, DC
Gallery 4, Alexandria, Virginia
Galerie de Art, Honduras
Allied Artist of America, New York (Silver Medal)
Virginia Museum, Richmond, Virginia
Chrysler Museum Biennial, Norfolk, Virginia
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Grant, H Lester Cooke Foundation, Washington, DC
United States Government –Designer of President’s Medal of Freedom

 

Collections: Partial List

United States Mint
Ferens Art Gallery & Museum, Hull
Convention Centre, Washington, DC
Bank of America, New York, NY
National League of Cities, Washington, DC
American Embassy, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Canadian Embassy, Washington, DC
Wall Street Journal, New York, NY
National Geographic Society, Washington, DC
U.S. Senator George McGovern
U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy
The Chase Collection, Denver, Colorado
Singer & Friedlander Merchant Bank, London
Count Alastair von Laubach
John Le Carre
U.S. Senator Fred Thompson
Henry (“The Fonz”) Winkler
The Rt. Hon. Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven (Margaret Thatcher)

 

 

 



Sandra Walker and former Prime
Minister Margaret Thatcher