1976 to 1987
From the late 1970's, Sargy's experimenting with light and colour continued and his style gradually matured and asserted itself. His subjects went from Lemmons and its surrounding to Peckham Rye and family life. As Sargy's sight started to decline, he continued to pursue his study of the limits of light an colour perception.
"My paintings don't reflect in a straightforward way how I was seeing; people looking at my paintings always think that I was seeing far more than was the case. Seeing is subjective, you see in your brain, and I always saw at my best when I was painting."
- Sargy Mann, in 'Sargy Mann: Probably the Best Blind Painter in Peckham', 2008
Sargy MannFrances reading at Lyndhurst Grove, 1987oil on canvas145cm x 178cm (57" x 70")
Sargy MannLandscape, 1985oil on board123cm x 152cm (48" x 60")
Sargy MannFarm near Marlborough, Easter 1978, 1978oil on board60cm x 66cm (23.6" x 26")
Sargy MannOne Tree Hill, 1978oil on board91cm x 122cm (36" x 48")
Sargy MannSwings at Iken, 1976oil on board30cm x 41cm (12" x 16")