Sinclair Webster and his wife Stephanie have attended St. Edward’s at Sutton Park for about eight years and Sinclair is a member of the Guild of St. Stephen, regularly serving as one of the team of altar servers.
Sinclair Webster paints mainly in oil on canvas in a style which he admits is influenced by the German and Flemish impressionists. Much of his work features people and animals in landscapes with which he has become familiar whether in Africa, Sussex or Yorkshire, and some arises out of his religious beliefs.
After a demanding career as an architect designing large hospitals, Sinclair has returned to painting and drawing. Sinclair lives in Guildford and has become involved in the local art world and his church St. Edward’s at Sutton Park. He is a member of the ‘Society of Catholic Artists’ and a few years ago he painted the picture of ‘The Annunciation’ (displayed above) for the exhibition at the Diocesan celebrations in Brighton and subsequently presented the painting to Father Colin Wolczak. More recently he has joined Guildford Art Society and in April volunteered to take over the role of Chairman of the Society.
His interest in animals began when he was living in East Africa as a child, and he sought to catch the essence of the animals he saw every day. An image arising out of an encounter would demand to be set down. Some images are retained for years and there is a dialogue between memory and the way the image wants to express itself on paper or canvas. Others recur and find different forms depending on the medium used.
In the past he has held one-man exhibitions in Nairobi, in Ypres and Roeselare in Belgium, in Cambridge and in Edinburgh. More of his work can be viewed on his website www.stcw.pictures
Sinclair enjoys walks in the Surrey Hills which provide the opportunity to restock his images of the land and wildlife around him.