Born in Penzance, Cornwall, Impey received his BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Newport.  In 1997 he held a residency at the Kunstbrucke in Berlin.

In 1996 he participated in the NSA exhibition Drawing Towards the End of a Century at NAG, and proceeded to actively exhibit in many mixed and solo shows since, both in West Cornwall (Penzance, Newlyn and St Ives) and further afield (Canada, Germany, Wales, London).  His solo shows again began at NAG in 2000, followed by three solos at the New Millennium Gallery, St Ives (2002, 2004, and 2007) as well as an exhibition in 2005 at OneOTwo Gallery in London.

Sax Impey works from No. 8 Porthmeor Studios, St Ives (2013).



Painter in mixed media and pencil, often on paper

works and access

Access to works: Arts Council Collection; Warwick University


NAG Drawing Towards the End of a Century 1996, Solo Show 2000

New Millennium Gallery, St Ives Solo Shows 2002, 2004, 2007; 2013

OneOTwo Gallery, London Solo Show 2005

2007: Selected for Art Now Cornwall Exhibition, Tate St Ives 3 Feb-13 May

2013/2014: Millennium Gallery, St Ives: Mixed Winter Exhibition Dec - Jan

2015: Open Studios Cornwall

2017: 'The Boatman Calls', Anima Mundi, St Ives (Sept)

2019: 'Pacific', Anima Mundi (13 Sept-25 Oct)

2019: Protected by Alarms - at the Old Vicarage Flats, St Ives, Anima Mundi (25 Oct-16 Nov)

2020: CoLab, Anima Mundi, St Ives (May - online)

2021: Atlantic, Anima Mundi, St Ives (11 Sept-23 Oct)

2023: To the Water, Anima Mundi, St Ives (2 Sept-14 Oct)




Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945

Brittain & Cook (2001) Behind the Canvas

Daniel-McElroy (2007) Art Now Cornwall (Tate Publishing)

NSA Publications (1996) Drawing Towards the End of a Century (Exhibition catalogue)

Open Studios Cornwall (2011)

Whybrow (2013) St Ives: The Story of Porthmeor Studios;