Sara Dudman - Painting

I live and work in the Blackdown Hills, making paintings which are expressive interpretations of memories of places and times triggered by close connection and knowledge of the subject. My paintings are as much about paint as their subject matter, endeavouring to communicate and infect the viewer with my own joy of painting. My work explores the dynamic between figurative representation, expression and the physical plasticity of paint as a medium.

My representations of people and animals are deliberately ambiguous and more suggestive than descriptive. This has become something of an obsession, now spending days at a time visiting local farmers with their lambs, getting a ‘feel’ for their movements, interactions and behaviour. Gestural marks, smears, dribbles and scratched paint evoke the movement and contrasts between the visual and emotional nature of my subjects.

I trained in Fine Art at Loughborough College of Art and Design, graduating in 1987 and graduated from my MA in 1997. I specialised in painting and have always enjoyed exploring the relationship between the form, content and processes of painting. Having divided my time between my own practice and teaching art and design for some years, I am now dedicating much of my time to painting. In 2011 I was pleased to be selected as an RWA Artist Member.

I work increasingly to commission and am happy to discuss this further.

Contact Details:

07929 158288

Blagdon Hill, Somerset