‘The rocks aren’t just beautiful – they vibrate, and give off a sense of safety and deep calm. They make me feel grounded, like I’ve been here before.’

Artist's CV

Stephanie Sandercock, Lancashire-born artist moved to Cornwall in 2014. Captivated by the Cornish coastal rock, she uses various plasters to create her uniquely textured abstracts. She became a member of the St. Ives Society of Artists in 2020 and a full member of the Penwith Society in 2022. Stephanie is also represented by Thompson’s Galleries, London.

Sandercock’s paintings have a mysterious force within them, perhaps mirroring the artist’s sense of being deeply grounded as she ‘plugs into the energy of the rock’. Lines and curves can be seen like pathways across ploughed fields, edges of boats in the harbour or village lights in the distance. Immersed in her local environment, she captures the energy of the area by building layers of plaster and paint which she scratches and cuts into giving a highly textured feel.

Artist’s Statement

“I begin each new piece with a plan based on the form of the coastal rocks, then other elements sneak in, like a Cornish hedge, harbour wall, turning tide or shapes of seaweed. Creating textures with plaster is one of my favourite things and I like to layer paint and later sand it down to reveal surprising patterns. Using natural muscovite crystals to reflect the light adds a magical element and like a mystery unravelling before my eyes the process takes me to unimagined places. There’s an aliveness that can’t be measured as each piece reveals itself and this gives me a sense of playfulness and freedom.”


St. Ives Times & Echo – December 2018  ‘Godolphin To The Sea’


“Many will remember her first, Gwithian Rocks, held there two years ago, acclaimed at the time as a promising debut, the works in her current show more than fulfil that promise, and should not be missed.

In every sense this is an impressive show. As appealing as it is accomplished.”

– Frank Ruhrmund.


St. Ives Times & Echo – July 2022  ‘Alchemy’


“Her fourth solo show Alchemy, held in the Studio Gallery within the Penwith Gallery. One of the meanings of the title she has given her solo show is ‘a miraculous transformation’, and although she doesn’t change the base metals she uses in her work into actual gold, she comes close to doing so.

It’s safe to add that most viewers will be happy to accompany her on her journey. From Wild Ideas and Tiger Iron to Evening Clarity and Magnetic Field her three-dimensional, semi-sculptural compositions are as accomplished and appealing as they are impressive and highly individual. Well worth a visit.”

– Frank Ruhrmund.



Acrylic, limestone & marble plaster, muscovite on aluminium, wood and rusted steel.



PSA Full membership (2022)

STISA (2020)

Thompson’s Galleries London


Solo Exhibitions

2016 – ‘Gwithian Rocks’ – Penwith Gallery

2018 – ‘Godolphin To The Sea’ – Penwith Gallery

2020 – ‘Hayle To Halzephron’- Penwith Gallery

2022 – ‘Alchemy’  – Penwith Gallery


Joint Exhibitions



The Crypt Gallery – ‘Compass’ – 2 man exhibition



STISA Member’s Exhibitions

The Crypt – ‘3 Deep’ – 2 man exhibition

Thompson’s Galleries London – ‘Cornish Perspectives’

Thompson’s Galleries London – ‘The Autumn Picture Show’

The Penwith Gallery Member’s Exhibitions



STISA Member’s Exhibitions

The Crypt – ‘Mark This Moment’ – 2 man exhibition

Penwith Gallery – Associates Exhibitions

‘GOD IS…’ Chaiya Art Awards Winners Exhibition. OXO Tower London

Enys House, Falmouth



IMPACT Exhibition, Chaiya Art Awards. London

STISA Member’s Exhibition

Penwith Gallery – Associates Exhibitions



Penwith Gallery – Associates Exhibitions

STISA Open Exhibition

Enys House, Falmouth.

Open Studios Cornwall.

Coast Colour Canvas, The Lizard

Polpeor, Lizard Point.



Penwith Gallery – Associates Exhibitions


2016 – 17

Art Nou Millenni Barcelona

Brick Lane London

Open Studios Cornwall.

Penwith Gallery – Associates Exhibitions