Drawing in colour
Sarah Spackman

Sarah Wiseman Gallery
11 September - 2 October

Sarah Spackman
'Drawing in Colour'

Sarah Wiseman Gallery is thrilled to bring you the catalogue for the new solo exhibition by Sarah Spackman, 'Drawing in Colour'.

With this new collection of paintings Sarah continues to look at the chosen object from a single view point. Sarah says: With each painting I am exploring the form and the space the object sits in. Using paint, I am aiming to recreate the essence of the subject without simply imitating its appearance.’

These new paintings show an increased clarity in the colour used, an intensity in the development of the coloured forms in the light and space. Some of these works explore a more vibrant palette, but as always, Sarah’s main focus is on concentrated looking at and engagement with her subjects. Each one develops over time in the studio, and the colour whether quiet or bright, informs the structure of the paintings.

The catalogue is illustrated with recent images taken at Sarah Spackman's studio, drawing studies and quotes chosen by her from artist peers.

'Drawing in Colour' Opening Event
Saturday 11th September 12-5pm

We would be delighted if you joined us at the gallery for the exhibition opening event.
Sarah Spackman will be with us 12-5pm to greet you and talk about her work in the exhibition.
Weather permitting we will have gazebos and chairs outside of the gallery for socialising after viewing the exhibition.
Drinks will be served.


Studio wall
Sarah Spackman

'Drawing is the basis of art'

Arshile Gorky

'Painting from nature is not copying the object;
it is realizing one's sensations.'

Paul Cézanne

'There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another'

Édouard Manet

'The Likeness is in the Looking'

Patrick George

Do not fail, as you go on,
to draw something every day,
for no matter how little it is,
it will be well worthwhile,
and it will do you a world of good.

Cennino Cennini

Exhibition Preview

We hope you have enjoyed the exhibition preview.

On receipt of the catalogue you can reserve and purchase paintings from the exhibition by contacting Sarah Wiseman Gallery.

Paintings can only be reserved until the end of the
private view on 11th September.

Purchased paintings will be available for collection or shipping after the close of the exhibition on 2nd October. The gallery will be in touch to make arrangements directly with you.

All the paintings will be framed in Sarah's signature grey and off white, gesso hand painted frames.

If you have any queries, please contact us on
info@wisegal.com or 01865 515123.

Sarah Wiseman Gallery
40-41 South Parade

Sarah Spackman

Sarah Spackman is a leading contemporary still life painter, recognised by her peers as an elected member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) and in 2021 we celebrate her election to the Small Paintings Group (SPG).

Sarah Spackman was born in Berkshire, graduating from Byam Shaw School of Art in 1977 and from Camberwell School of Art in 1981. Since 1986, she has worked full time as an artist, earning herself critical acclaim and numerous collectors. Her paintings are in private collections world-wide and also in the corporate collection of the Allied Irish Bank. Her work has appeared in the Jerwood Drawing competition exhibition, RBA Annual Exhibitions at the Mall Galleries and Whitechapel Gallery.

‘Drawing in Colour’ will be the 5th solo exhibition of her incredible paintings at the Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford.

We have proudly represented her work since 2006.

Sarah Spackman lives and works in Oxford