Sarah Spackman is a contemporary figurative artist living and working in Oxford where she has a studio in the Edith Road Workshops.
Space is what interests me: the intimate space of the still-life table, the great expanse of space in the landscape and how it surrounds the objects that inhabit it. I paint the space and atmosphere around and between objects, which is part of what makes them be. Looking is the most important part of the process and, whilst looking, I begin to draw or paint directly onto the paper or canvas. Starting with exploratory line and blocks of colour and developing more definition in the painting as the work progresses. A series of work can evolve from exploring a particular subject. I work in oil paint for its ... read more