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“St. Ives has long been an inspiration to artists and I am no exception. The constantly changing sky and light is at times something to behold. This particular painting relies heavily on the sky I witnessed with the dramatic downpour out at sea sweeping across the scene as the evening sun is setting in the west.”
– Sid Sutton
Sid trained at Harrow School of Art and spent many years working in the BBC Graphic Design Department and in that time designed and filmed many well known title sequences, including: Pennies from Heaven, Shoestring, Doctor Who, Butterflies, Bergerac, Play for Today and numerous others. Post BBC Sid worked for most ITV companies and went on to set up a production company devising, directing, and producing corporate films as well as hand drawn animations for channel 4 childrens programmes.
Eventually Sid decided to go back to basics, back to his true love of drawing and painting. Since 2000 Sid has used these skills together with computer techniques in producing textile designs which have sold around the world including, UK, USA, Italy, France, Sweden, China, etc. Whilst occasionally still producing these designs, Sid’s main focus and effort is now on drawing and painting and he is interested in observing and interpreting, weather and lighting effects on landscape, people and any subject matter that strikes his interest, with a fresh, lively application of paint and colour on board or canvas.