Iona Sanders

Iona was born in the far west of Cornwall, and has spent most of her life there. Her early days were spent combing the beaches for treasures, and pressing flowers, which would go on to become the subject matter for her drawings. In her teens she began using pastels to draw seascapes and made pocket money by painting to commission. She studied history of art, and left her native Cornwall temporarily to go to university in Bristol. When her children were young, she painted canvases to brighten up their rooms, which led to more commissioned work. Recently her paintings have explored simplicity (in her otherwise busy domestic life), often paying particular attention to mundane, everyday objects. Her passion is derived from the landscapes that have surrounded her for most of her life, and the sea view which is the predominant feature of her studio. Her style is free, with a naivity that makes her pieces like a breath of sea air. Her work is mainly ink and acrylic, with the odd splash of an emulsion as a primary backwash.Whether depicting a favourite tea cup, jar of wild flowers, an old chair, or a wave, each piece exudes a warmth and vibrancy that gives the onlooker an intimate glimpse into Iona's world.
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Three Cups
Acrylic on panel. Elegant moulded frame.
Image area:61cm x 41cm
£700


Coffee at Porthmeor Cafe
Acrylic on panel. Elegant, moulded frame.
Image area:60cm x 45cm
(£700) Sold


Simple Things
Acrylic on panel. Elegant, moulded frame.
Image area:40cm x 30cm
£350


Tea for Me, Coffee for You
Acrylic on panel. Elegant, moulded frame.
Image area:£200
30cm x 20cm


Berries Galore
Acrylic on panel. Elegant, moulded frame.
Image area:50cm x 40cm
£575


Narcissus at St Agnes
Acrylic on canvas. White box style frame.
Image area:55cm x 40cm
(£550) Sold


Past Their Best
Acrylic on panel.Elegantly framed.
Image area:40cm x 40cm
(£550) Sold


Island End
Acrylic on canvas. White, box frame.
Image area:50cm x 38cm
(£450) Sold


Glass Vase
Acrylic on box frame.
Image area:50cm x 50cm
(£400) Sold


Apples-a-Go-Go
Acrylic on canvas. Self-framed.
Image area:20cm x 20cm
(£90) Sold


Oranges
Acrylic on canvas. Self-framed.
Image area:50cm x 50cm
(£400) Sold


Scilly Flowers
Acrylic on canvas. Self-framed.
Image area:50cm x 50cm
(£400) Sold


Stray Apple
Acrylic on canvas. Self-framed.
Image area:30cm x 15cm
(£125) Sold


Lemons a Go Go
Acrylic on canvas. Self-framed.
Image area:24cm x 30cm
(£175) Sold


Cornflowers
Acrylic on canvas. Self-framed.
Image area:30cm x 30cm
(£220) Sold


Peonies for a Friend
Acrylic on box frame.
Image area:25cm x 25cm
(£125) Sold


Good Morning
Acrylic on box frame.
Image area:25cm x 25cm
(£125) Sold


White Flowers II
Acrylic on box frame.
Image area:18cm x 24cm
(£80) Sold


Empty Fruit Bowl
Acrylic on canvas. Self-framed.
Image area:20cm x 20cm
(£80) Sold


White Flowers
Acrylic on canvas. Self-framed.
Image area:20cm x 20cm
(£80) Sold


Fallen Petals
Acrylic on canvas. Self-framed.
Image area:20cm x 20cm
(£80) Sold


Island Chapel
Acrylic on canvas. Self-framed.
Image area:20cm x 20cm
(£80) Sold