31 Days is the largest exhibition of paintings by Jess Sutton to date.

The exhibition features 31 paintings of sky inspired by photographs, one taken each day during May 2009. The Artist started to take photographs of the sky every day after coming up with the concept of Skylogue, a catalogue of sky by the Artist comprising of a photograph of the sky, one for every day of the year.

A signed limited edition of Skylogue including May will be launched at a special book signing from 3pm-5pm on the 1st of May at the gallery.


“I use the sky is a representation of time in my work. It is so vast and enormous and changes so frequently, to me it is a good representation of the complexity and unpredictable nature of time.

It is not possible to keep time but by turning the digital photographs I take into physical paintings, I allow people to keep a piece of time that otherwise would have been lost forever.”

“People say that I paint the sky which is of course true, I prefer to think that I am also painting time. Using my camera to help me I catch the some of the moments that people miss. People are interested in my work perhaps because of the significance of certain dates in their memory. Some want to see what the sky looked like on their birthday however others like the paintings because they enjoy the beauty of the sky. I feel like my work is never done. I could make so many books and paintings about the sky, really this exhibition is just the start. Even just trying to represent the changes in the sky in just one day would be an impossible task, the sky is immense, in terms of space and time it is beyond our reach.”

Each painting is 20cmx25cm on deep profile canvas painted in oil paint. It is also possible to commission the Artist to paint any of the skies featured in Skylogue providing they have not been painted before.

Open Tuesdays - Sundays 1 - 31 May 2010

Private View 30 April 6-8pm

Artist Talk 7:30pm

Skylogue book signing
3-5pm Saturday 1 May

31 moments in time

31 pieces of sky

31 original paintings

by Jess Sutton