I search out interesting motifs, shapes, colours, patterns and I recombine them into a new possibility.
My work is usually about the landscape around me. I record with sketches and photographs and then I re-make what I remember. So it is more my memory of a landscape.
I search out interesting motifs, shapes, colours, patterns and I recombine them into a new possibility. Fragments of memory. I like to over-lay, distort, re-invent, but reality is usually the starting point.
I might recombine different viewpoints, manipulate scale, introduce mood though colours and tones or try to show the beauty in the unusual forms that interest my eye.
I have also found lately that I am giving a life back to my inanimate structures – the sea is creating new creatures and monsters. My meandering lines are recombining and meeting in new and unexpected ways. I am not sure where this is coming from, but it seems to keep recurring. Why not? – A new thread to follow…
Media in use:
I work with a variety of media. Mixing it up, acrylic paints, inks, collage – I experiment to see what takes my fancy on any given day. Some days it is collage, other days my process is all about detail and pattern, and on some days it is mark making and texture that floats my boat on storm seas.
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Sally was born in the UK and attended school and university in various parts. She completed a degree in Architecture at Manchester University and then a PGCE teaching qualification at Bretton Hall in Leeds.
She has taught art in a variety of settings, Secondary and Adult Education and even adult life drawing for hen parties. But recently she has been focusing more on her own art and has used a one year mentoring course at the St Ives School of Painting to help her explore her process and painting style in more depth.
She has loved art her whole life and vividly remembers winning an art competition in primary school for her drawing of a tortoise. That was where the spark was kindled, yet it has taken a good few years to find the space and time to focus more on her own personal creativity.
She has a studio space in Green Hill arts in Moretonhampstead where she spends as much time as possible. She is happy to have studio visits, teach or take on commissions. Please get in touchif you have questions.
She will be busy experimenting with a variety of media, usually covered in mess of some sort – or perhaps it is that day’s happy accident.