The best folktales have a dark edge. Conversely, the best folk art pops with colour - perhaps as a visual way of whistling in the dark, perhaps a celebration of the richness of northern Europe's storytelling tradition. Sandra Dieckmann's nature inspired illustration has got that elusive, comfortable yet disquieting quality in spades.

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Sandra Dieckmann is an artist, illustrator and think-maker as well as a self proclaimed womanimal. She also potters as part of the Clay Collective in London, UK. Sandra enjoys observing the world, creating creatures and anything else that involves creative play. Her work mainly revolves around her love for nature and wildlife, drifting, dreams and all the things that touch her personally. She is best known for her colourful and patterned often intricate renderings but works in a multitude of media from pencil and paint to digital and clay. A lot of her work is self initiated and sold online and through various worldwide stockists. Sandra's work has also been applied to a wide selection of international commissions and projects working on book illustrations, editorial, apparel and much more. In 2011 Sandra was chosen by Oscar winning animator and illustrator Shaun Tan as the Emerging Talent in Illustration for her image ‘Fox Tree’. In 2013 Etsy flew her to Australia and New Zealand to speak at Semi Permanent Conferences about her life and work. Right now you can find her at her shop and studio Mama Wolf at Hackney Downs Studios in East London, UK.


public speaking

  • Crafty Fox Talks - In Conversation with Sandra Dieckmann :: Hoxton Hotel, London, July, 2015
  • Hoi Polloi | Illustration & Social Media :: House of Illustration, London, July 2015
  • #FiveAlive Artist Talk Sandra Dieckmann :: The Phoenix, Exeter, Nov 2014
  • Semi-Permanent Conference :: Auckland, New Zealand, May 2013
  • Semi-Permanent Conference :: Sydney, AUS, May 2013

exhibitions & live art

  • Brothers & Sisters at Stour Space :: London Aug 2016
  • PICK ME UP Graphic Arts Festival with Clay Collective :: London, UK, April 21st - 2nd May 2016
  • Bear in Mind for WWF at The Kitchen Table Projects :: London, UK, December 2015
  • 100 Cats Show at AsideBside Gallery :: London, UK, September 2014
  • Solo Show 'Sandra Dieckmann' at the Wightman :: Shrewsbury, UK, July 2014
  • Parallel Worlds at Compound Gallery :: Portland, Oregon, USA, Feb 2014
  • The Museum of Mythical Creatures :: Birmingham, Oct/Nov 2013
  • Girls Who Draw Masquerade exhibition :: Leeds, Sep/Nov 2013           
  • Mythical Creatures :: Here Gallery, Bristol UK, Feb 2013
  • Inkygoodness Beermat Characters exhibition, London, April 2013
  • The Call of the Wild :: London, UK Jan 2013
  • 100 Houses for Shelter :: Bristol UK, Nov 2012
  • (En)danger for WWF :: Philadelphia USA, Oct 2012
  • Kidults at L'Épatante Gallery :: France, Oct 2012
  • White Canvas Project 3 :: London UK, Oct 2012
  • HelloHead :: London UK, Aug 2012
  • Etsy UK at Clerkenwell Design week :: London UK, May 2012
  • The Beach Hut Solo Show :: London UK, May/June 2012
  • Dog & Pony Gallery :: Munich GER, December 2011/12/13/14/15
  • Give Me 5 exhibition :: Moscow RUS, June 2011
  • Illustrated Type :: Gallery Nucleus, LA USA, May/June 2011
  • Jaguar shoes, Shoreditch London UK, Nov 2010

clients & collaborations

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