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Sarah Armstrong-Jones

The paintings of Sarah Armstrong-Jones have been described by Patrick Kinmonth as “growing like plants flowering, or landscapes excavated over time from remembered, indistinct horizons. Affirmations beyond their limits are deduced from familiar rooms or the arrangement of a few domestic objects: a bowl, fruit, branches, buds. Her work takes us into a profound contemplation of the world she seeks to know and the method she has mastered. Going ever deeper into the nature of paint, where accident, evidence and respect are allowed full sway”.


Born in London in 1964, Sarah Armstrong-Jones was educated at Camberwell School of Art (where she did a foundation), and at the Royal Academy Schools. She won the Winsor & Newton Prize in 1988, and the Creswick Landscape Prize in 1990. Armstrong-Jones has had regular solo exhibitions at the Redfern Gallery since 1995, and her work has been selected on many occasions for open exhibitions, including the Discerning EyeSunday Times Watercolour Competition, as well as the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Most recently, the Redfern staged a solo show of new paintings and watercolours, over three-quarters of which were sold. Taking inspiration from the landscape around her, the artist is particularly interested in textures – of the Sussex chalk; rock faces of Dunnet Head; and the granite and peat of Caithness – as well as capturing the atmosphere – of rain, mist or sunlight. In the catalogue foreword, William Feaver wrote how “places and things are absorbed into brimming compositions … realised with such imaginative precision”.


Biography courtesy of The Redfern Gallery.