Born in 1948, Trevor Sutton lives and works in London, with residencies and fellowships abroad. After graduating from art school with a post-graduate diploma in 1972, Sutton was a Senior Lecturer in Painting at the Chelsea School of Art and Design from 1973 to 2000 and a Research Fellow there from 2000 to 2003. His work is exhibited worldwide with his strongest links outside the UK in Japan, Austria, Denmark and the Netherlands.
From the outset, Sutton has remained a non-figurative painter and printmaker. Paintings from the period of Cure for Pain present remote and evocative abstract spaces, with layers of oil-based glazes that build a history of colour and brush marks, giving the work a physical and atmospheric quality without specific pictorial or geographic detail.