The Tree by Phillip Sutton – A Second Painting of the Month for February

Phillip Sutton RA is an artist I recently came accross at an exhibition at Sladers Yard in West Bay. Born in 1928 he studied at The Slade School of Art and has specialised in Landscapes around the world utilising an exciting colour palette.

Phillip Sutton, The Tree,1958, oil on canvas, 137cm x 137cm, Tate Gallery, London. Sladers Yard, West Bay, Snape ship burial, Sutton Hoo
Phillip Sutton, The Tree,1958, oil on canvas, 137cm x 137cm, Tate Gallery, London

The Tree, in the Tate collection very much represents his style, and is my second painting of the month for February. Sutton spent some time living at Snape near Aldeborough in Suffolk (famous if you remember for the other ship burial site near Sutton Hoo). While there he painted The Tree inspired by a fruit tree in his garden in spring flower.

Sutton is certainly an artist to get to know if you are inspired by rich colours and a cheerful representation of the landscape – very welcome in the dark days of this month!

Sladers Yard Gallery, West Bay, Dorset, December 2021.
Sladers Yard Gallery, West Bay, Dorset, December 2021.

Do visit Sladers Yard if you are on holiday or travelling near Bridport in Dorset. It is an exquisite little gallery with some heavyweight art – and a very good cafe.

Phillip Sutton RA, Midsummer, 1958, oil on canvas, 102 cm x 127cm, private Collection (detail)
Phillip Sutton RA, Midsummer, 1958, oil on canvas, 102 cm x 127cm, private Collection (detail)

The Tree image ©The Tate Gallery

Midsummer image courtesy of Sladers Yard Gallery

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  1. Susie xx says:

    Must visit again soon lovely art and gallery

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    1. Indeed so and try to find another Phillip Sutton exhibition as well😀

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  2. What a lovely painting!

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    1. Thank you, Luisa.
      Gordon

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