Sarah Neale in her London Studio 2021

Sarah Neale is a painter of spontaneity and immediacy.  She notes, ‘The abstract force in my work comes from my love of colour and my love of paint. Grabbing a vibrant teal straight from the tube and smearing it across the surface of a canvas with my fingers is a total joy for me. A flicker of a memory, the plasticity of the paint, its smell... can take my painting in whole new direction.’ 


Neale's practice is materials led. Excited by the alchemy of paint, she explores colour next to colour through layers of oil paint, neon spray paint overdrawn with charcoal lines.  The works are rarely planned, paintings emerge through deliberate overpainting.  Decisions are made directly onto the canvas, dictated by the material in hand, enabling  images to flow in and out of abstraction. The surface of the painting is a constant battle ground of creativity and investigation.

Sarah Neale studied Fine Art at Camberwell, University of the Arts London and subsequently completed a PGCE at The Institute, University College London. Sarah lives and works in London.




Solo Show April/May/22  'Into The Wild'

Willesden Gallery, London

2021 'Locked, Unlocked' Group show

Willesden Gallery, London

2020 'Identity and Self' Group show

Willesden Gallery, London

2019 'These Foolish Things' Group show

NW10 Gallery, London

2019 'Escapade' Group show

NW10 Gallery, London


2018 'Open Studios West' Regents Studios, London

2010-2014 'Great Western Open Studios'

Great Western Studios, London