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Jacob Sutton's solo show - Farm Life - opens at The Dollar Street Gallery in September

Jacob Sutton’s solo show opens at The Dollar Street Gallery, 34-36 Dollar Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire from 7th September to 2nd October 2010.
This exhibition will feature a series of farm scenes from around six farms where Jacob Sutton has been painting for the last three years including Wick Court Farm at Arlingham in Gloucestershire.
This body of work, around 40 paintings, will all be for sale with prices ranging from £500.
The nonchalant hen: Jacob SuttonThe nonchalant hen: Jacob SuttonJacob Sutton paints with acute observation and if humanity can be regarded as another species of animal this would best explain the human expressions and movements encapsulated in his farm animals. There is an innocence about these paintings yet they are also humorous, lively, colourful, inquisitive and sometimes sad. He is equally fascinated by the sky and the challenge it presents of the evermoving clouds.
The nonchalant hen, Hill Farm, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches, 2008, Jacob Sutton
This is evident in his paintings where he cleverly manages to capture the subtle changes in colour, light and atmosphere of the persistently
inclement weather over the three years which he spent mainly outdoors.
Before Jacob came across the sheep farm in Pembrokeshire, he would drive
around looking for fields with sheep. The problem was, when he found them, the sheep just ran away. He then found out he could bribe them : with bread, which gave him a chance to paint them. For practical reasons he did not take an easel across the fields, but would lay his canvas on the ground, drop the bread close by and as soon as the sheep got close up he would then paint as quickly as possible until they ran out of bread!

Time I laid an egg, Talton Mill Farm, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches, 2008 by Jacob Sutton
Time I laid an egg: Jacob SuttonTime I laid an egg: Jacob SuttonJacob started painting 20 years ago, originally drawing portraits mainly of life
around Parisian cafés and wine bars in East Dulwich, London. He then moved
onto painting having given up photojournalism a few years earlier. In 2002 he went to live in Afghanistan, and for three and a half years he spent his time making a portfolio of charcoal drawings depicting everyday life in war-torn Kabul and its hinterland. Between 2006 -2007 he became personal photographer to Tony Blair as well as being the Official Artist to 10 Downing Street. In 2009 he was The Sunday Times Artist in Residence at the Oxford Literary Festival and for The Guardian at the Hay on Wye Literary Festival.

Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm

The Dollar Street Gallery
34-36 Dollar Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2AN

Telephone 01285 651072 
Email info@thedollarstreetgallery.com
Web site www.thedollarstreetgallery.com

Source: IONA PR

Time I laid an egg, Talton Mill Farm, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches, 2008 by Jacob Sutton
 

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