Sarah Spackman is a contemporary figurative artist particularly well known for her still life oil paintings. She works from a studio in Oxford that was once a punt building workshop.
Strength of drawing and the delicate and subtle use of colour are two of the main qualities recognised in her work. Her practise focuses on the principle that good drawing is the basis of good painting and that colour should be used to enhance the organisation and definition of observed space and form. Sarah works in a considered way, with close observation. Her paintings are quiet in their presence but nonetheless powerful and engaging to the viewer. These are paintings that take a close look at things around us, take the object out of the ordinary and make the viewer look again.
"If I see something I like, I wish to tell someone else; this.... is why I paint"
Patrick George 1923-2016
Sarah trained at Byam Shaw School of Art, London and graduated from Camberwell School of Art in 1981. She was elected as a member of the Royal Society of British Artists RBA in 2019, and a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters ROI, in 2022. She is also a member of the Small Paintings Group and the Oxford Art Society. Sarah's work is in many private collections world wide as well as the collection of the Allied Irish Bank. Her work has also been selected for the Jerwood Drawing Competition , the NEAC, the ROI, the RBA and the Discerning Eye Exhibitions. Sarah exhibits regularly with several galleries throughout the UK.