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FLETCHER SIBTHORP

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FLETCHER SIBTHORP

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‘’I have really enjoyed working with Fletcher on several pieces. He understands the lines the dancer is trying to achieve instinctively. He is able to portray those lines, great physicality and movement in his painting. I am very proud to have a painting of me by Fletcher Sibthorp hanging at the RBS, White Lodge.’’ Darcey Bussell CBE former principal ballerina of Royal Ballet


Fletcher Sibthorp has been capturing the essence of dance in his paintings and drawings for the last seventeen years, starting with his collaboration with Sadler’s Wells to create a painting for the flamenco troupe Paco Peña. Further artworks of the world famous Joaquín Cortés and his dance troupe, cemented his relationship with the world of flamenco, culminating in his first solo show in Japan in 1999. In the decade that followed, the list of flamenco dancers Sibthorp has captured is like a who’s who of flamenco, including Eva Yerbabuena, Sara Baras and Maria Pages to name a few. Most admirers of Sibthorp’s work are first introduced to it via his published prints. To date he has produced over 100 prints editions, with 28 ‘sold out’ editions to his credit. 2005 saw his first solo exhibition for 13 years at London’s Cork Street and the launch of his book ‘Passion’. The show was a great success, with many pieces selling and major works breaking into five figures for the first time. Amoung the fimiliar flamenco paintings, were a selection of paintings depicting Rambert Dance Company. Contemporary dance and ballet became the main focus for Sibthorp the next five years. In 2006, after becoming runner up the year before, Sibthorp won Fine Art Trade Guilds Best Selling Artist Award, beating Jack Vettriano. The Royal Ballet invited him to attend technical and dress rehearsals and through these an exhibition of artworks was held at Medici Gallery - Cork Street, in 2007. Many famous names in dance attended the private view- Darcey Bussell, Alina Cojacaru, Ed Watson and Sarah Lamb were a few of the Principle dancers caught on canvas. So impressed with the paintings he had produced of her, Darcey Bussell invited him to attend her last rehearsal of her final performance with The Royal Ballet, Song of the Earth - the only artist to be offered such a priviledged invitation. Reference gathered at this rehearsal was used for the painting ‘Darcey in Three Movements’, created especially at Darcey’s request , to hang in the dance studio named in her honour, at The Royal Ballet School, Richmond Park. From this artwork a limited edition print was created, signed by Darcey., a portion of the proceeds of which went to the Royal Ballet School. As an indication of his dedication to capturing dance, the Royal Ballet School made him Artist in Residence in 2010 - the first artist to have been given this title. That year Darcey Bussell again honoured him by choosing Sibthorp to create a portrait of her for the cruise ship she was made Godmother to,The Azura.This portrait hangs as part of the permanent display in its Grand Reception Foyer. Selected Works is a collection of original artwork available for sale, spanning the full time period of Sibthorp’s dance works. Included in the sale are artworks specially shipped from Japan and exhibited for the first time in Great Britain.


(1.) Red Velvet II 2010 - Oil on canvas mounted on board 46 x 40 INCHES / 102 x 118 CM


(2.) Rushes 2008 - Oil on panel 40 x 48 INCHES / 100 x 122 CM

(3.) Song of the Earth 2007 - Oil on panel 35 x 48 INCHES / 90 x 122 CM


(4) Royal Ballet Student III 2008 - Oil on canvas mounted on board 38 x 37 INCHES / 97 x 94 CM


(5.) Darcey in Rehearsal Preparatory painting 2009 - Oil on canvas mounted on board 9 x 12 INCHES / 23 x 32 CM

(6.) Darcey in Three Movements preparatory painting 2009 - Oil on panel 13 x 18 INCHES / 34 x 35 CM


(7.) Chroma III - Lilac Crest 2006 - Oil on panel 48 x 37 INCHES / 122 x 95 CM


(8.) Chroma IV - The Transit of Venus 2007 - Oil on panel 43 x 37 INCHES / 110 x 93 CM


(9.) Tanglewood III 2006 - Oil on panel 52 x 46 INCHES / 134 x 119 CM


(10.) La Valse 2006 - Oil on panel 45 x 40 INCHES / 115 x 101 CM


(11.) Black Trim 2005 - Oil on panel 48 x 43 INCHES / 121 x 109 CM


(12.) Twenty One II 2004 - Oil on on panel 43 x 38 INCHES / 110 x 97 CM


(13.) Red Velvet colour study

(14.) Red Velvet II colour study

2010 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

2010 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

approx 20 x 20 INCHES / 51 x 51 CM

approx 20x 16 INCHES / 51 x 40 CM

(15.) White and Red Dress colour study

(16.) Pasion colour study

2008 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

1999 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

24 x 22 INCHES / 62 x 56 CM

45 x 33 INCHES / 114 x 84 CM


(17.) Royal Ballet Student III colour study

(18.) Chroma VII colour study

2009 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

2008 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

approx14 x 20 INCHES / 35 x 51 CM

28 x 23 INCHES / 70 x 58 CM

(19.) Royal Ballet Student IV colour study

(20.) Chroma IV colour study

2009 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

2007 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

approx 20 x 20 INCHES / 51 x 51 CM

23 x 19 INCHES / 23 x 19 CM


(21.) Royal Ballet Student I colour study

(22.) Elsa Canasta colour study

2009 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

2005 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

approx 20x 16 INCHES / 51 x 40 CM

29 x 20 INCHES / 74 x 52 CM

(23.) Royal Ballet Student II colour study

(24.) Dance 책 Grande Vitesse colour study

2009 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

2007 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

approx 20x 16 INCHES / 51 x 40 CM

approx 25 x 20 INCHES / 65 x 52 CM


(25.) Black Trim colour study

(26.) White and Blue colour study

2004 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

2005 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

31 x 22 INCHES / 79 x 56 CM

26 x 17 INCHES / 65 x 44 CM

(27.) The Black Dress colour studyII

(28.) El Chal colour study

2005 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

2007 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

26 x 21 INCHES / 65 x 53 CM

25 x 23 INCHES / 62 x 57 CM


(29.) Darcey in Three Movements study

(30.) Chroma VII study

2009 - Charcoal on drawing film

2007 - Charcoal on drawing film

28 x 20INCHES / 70 x 50 CM

28 x 20INCHES / 70 x 50 CM

(32.) Tanglewood III study 2006 - Charcoal on drawing film 20 x 26 INCHES / 50 x 67 CM


(34.) Dance 책 Grande Vitesse study

(35.) Rhapsody study

2007 - Charcoal on drawing film

2007 - Charcoal on drawing film

approx 25 x 20 INCHES / 65 x 52 CM

25 x 20 INCHES / 63 x 54 CM

(37.) White on Black study 2003 - Charcoal on drawing film 23 x 31 INCHES / 58 x 79 CM


(38.) The Shadow study

(39.) La Valse II study

2007 - Charcoal on drawing film

2002 - Charcoal on drawing film

28 x 21 INCHES / 72 x 54 CM

26 x 20 INCHES / 67 x 50 CM

(40.) The Black Dress study

(41.) Twenty One study

2006 - Charcoal on drawing film

2004 - Charcoal on drawing film

25 x 20 INCHES / 25 x 20 CM

22 x 16 INCHES / 56 x 40 CM


(42.) Joaquin Cortés 1997 - Oil on on panel 43 x 34 INCHES / 109 x 86 CM


(43.) Magenta 2004 - Oil on canvas 36 x 32 INCHES / 92 x 82 CM


(44.) Manos Alto 2009 - Oil on on panel 30 x 30 INCHES / 75 x 75 CM


(45.) El Baile de Pasion 2009 - Oil on canvas mounted on board 41 x 39 INCHES / 103 x 100 CM


(46.) Rojo y Blanco 2009 - Oil on canvas mounted on board 41 x 37 INCHES / 105 x 94 CM


(47.) With Hands Held High II 2009 - Oil on canvas mounted on board approx 34 x 24 INCHES / 85 x 60 CM


(48.) Rhapsody 2007 - Oil on on panel 42 x 37 INCHES / 106 x 93 CM


(49.) Solea II colour study 2004 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film 22 x 28 INCHES / 56 x 72 CM

(50.) La Linea Roja study 2009 - Charcoal on drawing film approx 16 x 24 INCHES / 41 x 51 CM


(51.) La Valse II colour study

(52.) Neon colour study

2006 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

2003 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

27 x 20 INCHES / 68 x 51 CM

30 x 18 INCHES / 75 x 46 CM

(53.) Two Guitarists colour study

(54.)Twenty One colour study

2007 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

2007 - Charcoal on drawing film

25 x 17 INCHES / 63 x 42 CM

22 x 13 INCHES / 57 x 34 CM


(55.) Song II colour study

(56.) La Valse colour study

2008 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

2006 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

26 x 23 INCHES / 67 x 59 CM

23 x 19 INCHES / 59 x 48 CM

(57.) Dancing Dress colour study II

(58.) Rhapsody colour study

2003 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

2007 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

34 x 31 INCHES / 86 x 80 CM

26 x 19 INCHES / 65 x 49 CM


(59.) Two Guitarists study

(60.) Royal Ballet student II study

2007 - Oil and charcoal on drawing film

2008 - Charcoal on drawing film

25 x 17 INCHES / 63 x 42 CM

approx 30 x 18 INCHES / 75 x 46 CM

(61.) La Valse study

(62.)The Shawl IV study

2005 - Charcoal on drawing film 23 x 20 INCHES / 58 x 50 CM

2007 - Charcoal on drawing film approx 28 x 20 INCHES / 70 x 50 CM


(63.) Bailarina en Negro study

(64.) Elsa Canasta study 2005 - Charcoal on drawing film

2002 - Charcoal on drawing film

23 x 20INCHES / 60 x 52 CM

29 x 13 INCHES / 73 x 34 CM

(65.) Magenta study 2004 - Charcoal on drawing film 28 x 23 INCHES / 71 x 59 CM


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(1.) Red Velvet II Oil on canvas mounted on board 40 x 40INCHES / 102 x 102 CM

(1.) Red Velvet II Oil on canvas mounted on board 40 x 40INCHES / 102 x 102 CM

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