“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. Natural muscovite crystals
reflect the light, adding a magical quality and like a mystery unravelling before my eyes
the process takes me to unimagined places. I feel a vibrant aliveness as each painting
reveals itself, giving me a sense of playfulness and freedom.”

Artist's CV

Stephanie Sandercock, Lancashire-born artist moved to Cornwall in 2014. Captivated by the Cornish coastal rock, she uses various mediums to create her highly textured work. Stephanie is a member of the St. Ives Society of Artists, Penwith Society and represented by Thompson’s Galleries, London. She has a studio in the heart of St. Ives at Whites Old Workshops, Porthmeor Rd. 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.

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

2024 – ‘Metamorphic’ – Penwith Gallery
2022 – ‘Alchemy’ – Penwith Gallery
2020 – ‘Hayle To Halzephron’- Penwith Gallery
2018 – ‘Godolphin To The Sea’ – Penwith Gallery
2016 – ‘Gwithian Rocks’ – Penwith Gallery

Joint Exhibitions


STISA Member’s Exhibitions
The Penwith Gallery Member’s Exhibitions

STISA Member’s Exhibitions
The Crypt Gallery – ‘Compass’- Two-woman exhibition
The Penwith Gallery Member’s Exhibitions

STISA Member’s Exhibitions
The Crypt – ‘3 Deep’ – Two-woman 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’ – Two-woman 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
STISA Open Exhibition

2016 – 17
Art Nou Millenni Barcelona
Brick Lane London
Open Studios Cornwall.
Penwith Gallery – Associates Exhibitions