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.
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!
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.
The Tree image ©The Tate Gallery
Midsummer image courtesy of Sladers Yard Gallery