Sarah Nutley

Sarah Nutley

“It is the manipulation of the paint on the surface that is important. I am concerned with the arrangement and distribution of colours and shapes on a flat surface. My objective is not to copy from the world and make a pleasing reality, it is to make an equivalent version, an intensification of experience within the formal limits of the activity.”

Born in London, 1958.

Thames Valley Grammar School, 1971-1976.

North America painting for one year, 1980-1981.

Foundation studies and HND in Graphic Design at Richmond-Upon-Thames College, 1981-1984.

Freelance for various London based design groups whilst continuing my studio practice as a  painter 1984-1995.

Painting and part-time teaching at Wimbledon School of Art, Kensington and Chelsea College, The Heatherley School of Art, The University of the Arts, London from 1995 – 2010. Teaching at our own studio at Audley End near Cambridge.


Paintings from Audley End and earlier work by Tony Rothon and Sarah Nutley. Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, Herschel Road. October 2013.
‘Life’ Delfina Gallery, Bermondsey St. London SE1. November 2011.
Blackheath Gallery, Tranquil Vail, London SE3. Sept – Oct 2011.
‘Two person show’ with Tony Rothon. Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1. January 2011.
Gallery 286. London  Sw5, 2008.
First Solo Show, 54 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1, 2007.
Belloc Lowndes Fine Art, Chicago, Il, USA, 2006.
Hildt Galleries, Chicago, Il, USA, 2006.
The Mall Galleries, London W1, 2003, 2005 & 2006.
Leighton House Gallery, London W8, 2006.
Gallery 286, London SW5, 2003.
Farmilo Fiumano, Connaught St, London W2, 2001.
Pitshanger Manor, London W5, 2001.

Works in private collections in Great Britain, Europe and USA.