Linda Sutton

Linda Sutton- "Self-Portrait on the North Sea" Surrealist Painting 1973



Acrylic Paint


Surrealist self-portrait of the artist sitting on a cage full of men. There is imagery like an artist palette and paint brushes. She is holding a bag of nuts between her legs possibly alluding to the idea that she is a masculine, independent female. There is an oil rig in the background that is spewing fire possibly a comment on the usage of fossil fuels. Painting is signed, titled and dated by the artist. Canvas is not framed.

Artist Biography

Linda Sutton is a British painter. She was born in 1947 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. She studied at the Winchester School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London where she graduated in 1974. She is still living in London. Her work is based on narratives and mythological themes with an autobiographical perspective. Her paintings are in art collections including, Tate Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Sainsbury Collection, and the Queen Fabiola of Belgium. She has won awards including the Royal College of Arts for a 100-foot mural and the Contemporary Arts Society. She is also recognized by many other art dealers and museums for her work.


H 90.5 in. x W 60 in. x D 2.5 in.