Roy's People Art Fair Supported By GreatArt

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Bargehouse, London | 1st-4th NOVEMBER 2018


Here you can find information of each artist who will be showing at the next Roy’s People Art Fair including exhibitions, achievements and sample works.

Sarah Needham


This work is part of the exploratory process I went through from 2016-2017  developing  three groups of works using raw pigments.  The origins of these works came from a series I did for St Katharine Docks exploring the history of the docks as a trading centre, and I started using indigo as a pigment in oil based media.  I became fascinated by the way in which the pigment interacted with the media not just in terms of glossiness or matt effect but also in terms of luminosity and even perception of colour. Towards the end of 2016, I branched out into other evocative pigments, pigments that had a relevant place in the history of people and trade, ochres the oldest pigment known to have been used for pure mark making purposes; which can be found in cave paintings across the globe:  Chromium oxide a pigment developed during the industrial revolution for use in the ceramics industry and first used as a painting pigment by Turner; its special quality being opacity: Viridian a less opaque darker relative of chromium oxide famed for its lack of toxicity and a very few others.   In these works, I use a very limited palette to create a sense of three dimensional space on a two dimensional surface using the minimum of suggestive marks and layers of pure colour.   The intention is to draw you in, to create spaces for lost memories, both personal and those related to trade.