Britain’s greatest colourist at 95


Philip Sutton RA 2023
Image: Rebekah Sutton

One of Britain’s most distinguished painters, Philip Sutton RA, celebrates his 95th birthday in October. Ahead of that milestone, Sladers Yard, the contemporary gallery at West Bay, has a major retrospective of his work, running to 8th July.
Next month, The BV will have an interview with the Dorset-based colourist, talking about his life and his joyous approach and love of the natural world.

The Magic Field
by Philip Sutton

The exhibition of more than 100 works includes never previously exhibited paintings and work released for the first time by his family. Showcasing 65 oil paintings, 25 works on paper and 21 ceramics, the collection represents one of the most comprehensive assemblages of Sutton’s art. There will be an event at Sladers Yard on Friday 9th June at 6pm when Philip Sutton will be in conversation with Maureen Murray. Numbers are limited and tickets will be essential. Tickets £6 – Please call 01308 459511.


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