The need to create has always been prevalent in Sally’s
life. After graduating from University
of Rhode Island with a BFA in 1985, she worked in several creative capacities,
though not necessarily in the traditional sense. In 2008, Sally became a full-time
artist. Sally currently prefers to work
in oils and explores taking small, everyday objects and painting them on a very
large scale, focusing on color, form and most importantly light.
Sally’s large scale works evoke a sense of nostalgia while
still presenting wonderfully though out brush strokes. The simplicity in the
aesthetics can be appreciated on a deeper level when you start to ask why she
has chosen these specific objects. Although there are schools of thought that
ascertain that the subject matter is of no consequence, Sally chooses carefully
what she paints. She finds a deeper
appreciation for those forgotten or discarded items.
"I am often drawn to the old, marred, scarred and
imperfect things in life, feeling the need to show a side of them that is
beautiful, giving them a voice. The
objects I choose to paint hold an aesthetic beauty to me and I paint them in
that light. I invite the viewer to experience the qualities in them that I find
appealing and to seek the beauty in the often overlooked, sometimes imperfect
items of life."
In her short time in the public as an artist, Sally has
participated in various juried shows and several solo shows. Her work is also already in many corporate
and private collections.