Lower Leigh Atelier, Lower Leigh Farm,
Tokes Lane,East Knoyle, Shaftesbury, SP3 6BZ

Artist Profile

Sax Impey

Impey was born in Cornwall in 1969 and trained at the University of Wales, Newport. His paintings and drawings are often large-scale, immersive and elemental incorporating staggering detail and dexterity and an expressive, behavioural use of medium. Since 2005, Impey has produced works derived almost exclusively from experiences at sea.

A qualified RYA Yachtmaster he has sailed many thousands of nautical miles around the world. In 1995, Impey was elected a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists. In 2005 he collaborated with the cross-cultural, environmental art group Red Earth in the creation of site-specific installations in Trafalgar Square, London, and at Birling Gap in Sussex.

In 2007 Impey’s work was selected for the Art Now Cornwall exhibition at the Tate St Ives where he was placed on the cover of the associated publication. The same year he was heralded in The Times as one of the New Faces of Cornish Art.  In 2012 he was elected an Academician at the Royal West of England Academy. His paintings are held in public and private collections worldwide.

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