Irene Sanderson

STUDIO  Brookside, High Bank Hill, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 1EZ, UK

Telephone: +44 (0) 1768 897071


Irene Sanderson works as a painter, illustrator, printmaker and calligrapher.



Design for blossom

Donko Books

At the Fratry

Group show of Cumbrian artists


Design and illustration of Katie and the Floods and Joe and Strorm Desmond

Joellen Publications

Spirit of the Eden



Egremont Red  Florence Mine, Egremont

The Three Legged Society: Flora of the Lake District  Kendal Museum, Kendal

Contemporary Cumbria  Upfront Gallery, Hutton in the Forest, Penrith


Gallery II  Rheged, Penrith

Rock Solid? expo  Kendal Museum, Kendal

Parliamentary Works of Art Collection (Two works selected for this national collection)


Twelve (Cumbrian Artists)  The Gallery, Rheged, Penrith

Art in the School Project with Lazonby C of E School for Creative Partnerships


hart (Hereford Art Week)  Artist in residence: Fownhope, Hereford
Love Carlisle – Love/Hate Banner  Artist-guide for The Rock Currock Youth Project, Carlisle


Eden  Mural: Cranstons Food Hall, Cranstons, Ullswater Road, Penrith

At the Eastern Gate  Joint show with ceramicist Bridget Drakeford

The Ice House, Holland Park, London

Ink & Stone  Solo exhibition: Hip Gallery, neo’s, Cockermouth, Cumbria


The Mustard Seed Garden Path to Blencathra  FRED (Art Invasion of Cumbria)

fold gallery, Kirkby Stephen

Art in Action Ireland  Exhibitor and demonstrator Townley Hall, Dublin


Contemporary Open Art Exhibition  Circle Gallery, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

Light & Dark  Joint show with photographer Robert Blomfield:

Freeman College, Merlin Gallery, Tintagel House, Sheffield

Pig in Japan  Award from the Arts Council England

Exhibition: Gallery St Ives, Tokyo

Artist in residence: Kawane Arts Centre, Shizuoka

Workshops: (on drawing) for Fujisawa Civic Centre and for Autism Society of Japan, Tokyo

Research: landscapes of the urban, rural and spiritual

Women’s Arts International Festival  (Ink-painting instruction) Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Society of Lake Artists Exhibition  Grasmere New Hall, Grasmere

Windows on our Mind  Lead artist for exhibition celebrating creativity of those whose lives are    affected by mental health issues Bluebell Bookshop and shop windows throughout Penrith

In association with Eden Mind

1993-present  Studio in Cumbria.

Freelance illustration for various publishers (Paul Norbury Publications, Ward Lock etc)

Tutor for Cumbria County Council, Higham Hall College, HF holidays, Tullie House Museum, Eden Arts, Creative Partnerships Cumbria

1981-93 Studio in Sheffield

Graphic artist: University of Leeds

Lecturer: University of Sheffield, Sheffield School of Art

Tutor: Leeds Municipal University, Dept of Visual Studies
1978-81  Studio in Kyoto, Japan

Illustration and design for the British Council

Lecturer: Seika University of the Arts  (International Design)

1976-78  Studio in London

Freelance illustration for various publishers (Chatto and Windus (Random House Group) etc)

Lecturer: London City University Adult Education

1975  Became disciple of Mushin, Master Painter of the Shijo School (Maruyama-ha), Kyoto

Graduate Student: Kyoto Municipal University of Fine Art

Publication The Teaching of Writing in Japan (ISBN 0 7049 0478 0)

1974  Graduate student: University of Fine Art, Sapporo
1972-76  Studio in Tokyo, Sapporo then Kyoto

1971-72  Travelled overland to Japan

1969-71  Associate: Sutherland-Hawes and Associates (Graphic Art and Design)
Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London (clients included the Post Office, the Royal Academy)

1969  Graduated University of Reading B.A.Hons, Fine Art