Sandford’s work is defined by his incredible draughtsmanship in drawings which are full of life and character.  Typically, Sandford uses very little in the way of colour – relying on the pencil or pen and ink to create interesting variations in surface, line and pattern.

Portraiture has been a constant interest within the artist’s practice, as has the idea of place.  Most recently his work has been full of jagged rocks, coastal views, old crofts, trout, interesting neighbours and agriculture  – owing to his settling in the Shetland Isles