Sandy studied Fine Art at The Arts Institute of Bournemouth and is now a part-time artist. When painting he works with the relationship between mark making and colour. The process he uses is very similar to that of the Abstract Expressionists; he does not start from a predetermined point which allows that picture to evolve in the moment as instinctively as possible. He will often listen to music while painting and uses song lyrics to name his work as they often relate to a feeling rather than a specific idea which mirrors his paintings.
Once a work is finished he likes to live with it for a while before he decides on a suitable title. His winning painting is entitled ‘It was only a winter’s tale’ as it has a wintery feel to it with a warm red glow in the background. This painting was selected as one of the winners in the 2011 GreatArt Greetings Card Facebook competition.
Sandy also exhibits his work at The Pinewalk Gallery in the Gardens in Bournemouth. To view more of his paintings visit www.sandymcfarlane.wordpress.com.