Approved: 16.08.2006

Sarah Spackman

Artist, Teacher

Approved: 16.08.2006

 I am very interested in how we see things and relate them to their surroundings. I continue to develop thoughts and ideas around perception using a small number of objects in the intimate space of the still-life table. The compositional elements of colour, line and shape create the space in the pictures. How the objects stand in their space, how one affects another is all important in the painting,

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  • Location: Oxford, South East
  • Activities: Adult education, Workshops, Private commissions, Exhibitions programme, Studio practice
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting
  • Tags: still-life, contemporary, figurative, oil painting, watercolour, charcoal, white, pots, canvas
 
 
 

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    Biography

     I am very interested in how we see things and relate them to their surroundings. I continue to develop thoughts and ideas around perception using a small number of objects in the intimate space of the still-life table. The compositional elements of colour, line and shape create the space in the pictures. How the objects stand in their space, how one affects another is all important in the painting, as is the visual journey across the space between them, and their relationship to the viewer. Close observation gives the individual objects weight and substance. Looking and seeing is fundamental. Influences Cezanne, Giacometti, Chardin , Morandi, William Scott Career path After leaving Camberwell School of Art with a BA in Fine Art I have pursued a career as an artist. Since 1989 I have shown regularly both here and abroad and have work in many private collections.

    CV & Education

    Solo exhibitions 2011 - A Year in the Park, Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford 2009 - Space and White Space, Het Cleyne Huys Gallery, The Hague 1995 - Sarah Spackman, Cadogan Contemporary, London 1994 - Sarah Spackman onwards, Solomon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 1993 - Sarah Spackman, Cadogan Contemporary, London 1992 - Sarah Spackman (ongoing), New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey 1989 - Sarah Spackman, Austin Desmond Fine Art, Sunninghill, Berks Group exhibitions 2012 - Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London/Hastings/Birmingham/Bournemouth 2011 - New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London 2010 - The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London 2007 - Exhibition (ongoing), Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden, Glos 2006 - Exhibition (ongoing), Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester, Hants 1997 - Open Drawing Competition, Cheltenham College, London, Cheltenham, Glos 1995 - Two Person Show, Mitchell Gallery, Toronto, Canada Other 2013 - Art in Action, Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxford 2012 - Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxfordshire 2012 - Oxford Artweeks, Edith Rd Workshops, Oxford