Sandy Middleton is a Canadian photographer and artist whose practice focuses on images that deal with identity, memory and natural materials. When she is not working with found images, her subject matter is primarily altered landscape that are captured with both analogue and digital cameras. All of the images are made in camera, double or triple exposures, layering of images shot on film, processed, scanned and then printed on wood or as archival pigment prints and then layered with wax.
The photograph is the main focus, even when I work with wax; it is about enhancing the image. I love the tactile element of the beeswax, the bubbles and waves, all the texture really. I love that it can take my photographs to another level, adding a third dimension. I like the mystery of it, not knowing where it will take me. I enjoy the challenge, and even the fight and ultimately the journey to what it then becomes.
Sandy holds a BA in Photography from Ryerson University. Her fine art is in many private collections in Canada and the US and has shown her work in galleries and shows throughout Ontario. She is the recipient of several Ontario Arts Council grants.
Podcasts mostly and CBC radio
Tidy, comfortable, full of art!
Bon Iver/Portugal the Man
Photography, mixed media works and encaustic painting, mostly from artist friends
Usually the last piece because I feel get better the more I work at it.
Toronto, Nathan Phillips Square
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair
Below the Surface Encaustic three person show
Mindset Contact Photography Festival
Riverdale Art Walk
All the light she can not see, Contact Photo Solo exhibition
Ontario Arts Council Grant
BAA Still Photography