Dusk and Dawn in The Solent
Sarah Butterfield’s expressive paintings explore the changing quality of light and colour at dusk and dawn over The Solent, Hampshire. Butterfield takes the early ferry from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight to capture the colours just before the sun rises and at dusk she looks across Langstone Harbour towards Portsmouth and the gleaming lights of the city.
Inspired by Impressionist painters, Butterfield returns to the same locations throughout the year, attuning to the changing position of the sun, the quality of light and the beauty of a specific place. Butterfield’s paintings capture the full force colour and the ‘fireworks of the sky’.
About the Artist
Sarah Butterfield is an award-winning painter with a particular eye for capturing the expressive colour and quality of light in her works. Butterfield has exhibited her art at major London galleries, including The Royal College of Art, Agnew’s, Cadogan Contemporary, Albemarle and Frost & Reed. Her work is enjoyed by international audiences, with exhibitions hosted in New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai to being found in public and private collections across Europe and America.
Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery
To celebrate 25 years of Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery, we are delighted to announce under 18s go free for general admission. This has been made possible with the generous support from the Tansy Trust.