Kylie Sandford was born in Toronto, Ontario and has spent the last 14 years being closer to nature in the Eastern Townships of Québec, Canada. She completed her BFA at Concordia University, Montreal, which included studies in Nîmes, France. Awards she has won include grant funding with the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec (CALQ), First prize for Rush with Rêves d’automne, Baie St Paul, Qc., and Honorable Mention for The pool with the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) in Toronto. Her solo exhibition The distance of nature at the centre d’art de Frelighsburg, Qc. in 2022 started the artist’s recent exploration into creating with soft chalk pastel.
With this lichen series, Kylie recreates tufts of life growing on rock and bark, using layers of pigment over pigments washes in an up-close and personal way.
Kylie is a professional member of the Le Regroupement des Artistes en Arts Visuels du Québec (RAAV) and the Conseil des Métiers d’Arts du Québec (CMAQ).
Her work can be found in private collections in Canada, the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.