Introducing Minty Sainsbury
Minty studied architecture at the University of Cambridge graduating top of her year in 2013 and went on to work in a London architectural practice. Here she discovered that the drawing board no longer has a place in the modern architectural office, so she returned to the pencil with the intention of keeping the art of architectural drawing alive.
Her background in architecture has not only influenced her choice of subject matter but also her style of drawing. She spent years designing floor plans and positioning windows on modern facades and you can see this understanding of spatial design expressed in the compositions of her drawings.
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Mintys Accolades Include
2018 The Pastel Society Catalogue Award: second prize.
2017 The Parker Prize. This prize is for creative excellence awarded at the Art for Youth annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries.
2017 Royal Arts Prize: Third place.
2013 RIBA East Student Award. This is an award given to top overall architecture graduate in the East of England.
2013 Sudbury Hardyman Prize from Emmanuel College Cambridge for outstanding academic achievement.
2013 RIBA President Bronze Medal Nomination. In June 2013 after graduating from the Cambridge School of Architecture I was nominated for the President’s Medals Student Award, this is considered the most prestigious and long-lasting awards in architectural education in the world.
2013 Scholar at Emmanuel College.
“I wanted to get something special for my father’s 60th birthday and as he loves architecture and lives close to Lincoln Cathedral, I thought this would be the perfect gift. From commission to the finished piece, Minty was regularly in touch, ensuring I was happy with the dimensions and angle, as well as sending pictures of the work in progress (which were gorgeous in themselves!). The final piece is astonishingly intricate and attracts praise from everyone who sees it. And most importantly, my father loves it.”
“Working with Minty on my commission was a fantastic experience – she was able to explain the process really clearly, and gave lots of regular and prompt updates on how work was progressing. In addition, of course, her artistic talent is absolutely outstanding and the finished piece is a wonderful addition to my family’s collection. It was such a pleasure working with Minty and I hope I get the chance to do so again in the not too distant future.”