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Sarah Spencer

Discover new works by Sarah Spencer available to buy online and in our art gallery. Sarah studied painting at Camberwell School of Art and gained a Scholarship from The Arts Club for postgraduate study at the Royal Academy Painting Schools. Her work is held in public and private collections at home and abroad. Sarah works from what is around her, the places, people and things she is familiar with. She is drawn to contrasts of light, scale, shade and atmosphere, and their relationship to the small, still and quiet elements within a broader scene. The extraordinary and particular qualities of the eastern coast landscape are constants in her work. She starts work directly from the subject, making small-scale sketches in oils, charcoal or acrylic. The sketches are developed and played with in the studio to determine the composition and form that the larger oil paintings will take. She has received major national and international awards for her work and has exhibited with the National Portrait Gallery’s BP Portrait Award, the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Portrait Painters and is a regular exhibitor at the Mall Galleries. In 2013 she was awarded the NEAC Painter-Stainer prize, and in 2011 was selected for inclusion as “one of ‘Britain’s most eminent contemporary figurative artists” in the ‘Pure Gold’ exhibition celebrating the Federation of British Artists’ 50th anniversary. To discuss works by Sarah Spencer please contact deborah@wychwoodart.com, or call 07799 535765.