Colour is one of the main driving forces in Sally’s work. Often using life studies or photography as a starting point, her work explores the bounds between abstraction and figuration. She works mainly with oils but also uses drawing, mixed media and printmaking in a wide variety of format and size. By distorting or deconstructing figurative images, changing colours and using the effects of the medium to develop the composition, she creates an interesting ambiguity in her paintings and prints.
Personal experience, cultural or historical subjects are often her inspiration. She is currently researching the east-west clash of cultures during World War II and how western women used their creativity in order to get through long years of internment in the Far East. This will be a parallel series to a previous project, ‘Relative Journeys: River Kwai Revisited’ which told the story of the Thai Burma railway.
Although born in Kuwait, Sally grew up in the UK and studied French at the Institut Français and at the Sorbonne, working both in London and Paris. She then studied for a degree in public art, specialising in painting and graduated from the University of Surrey, Roehampton with a 1st class BA (Hons) in 2002. Between 2004-6 she attended the London College of Communications where she studied graphic and experimental printmaking. Sally works from her studio in West London, participating regularly in exhibitions and undertaking commissions.
Silwan, The Park Club, London, 2011
Apres ski and other works, Hogarth Gallery, London, 2009
Relative Journeys: River Kwai Revisited, Trackside Gallery, London, 2006
Encounters, Trackside Gallery, London, 2004
Artists at Home Open Studios, London, 2011
Creations of Eve, Irish Cultural Centre, London, 2010
Artists at Home Open Studios, London, 2010
Boys in Blue, Artshed Arts, Ware, 2008
Creations of Eve, Morley Gallery, 2008
Christmas Exhibition, Trackside Gallery, London 2007
Artists at Home Open Studios, London, 2007
Elephant Proof, The Mall Galleries, London 2006
Artists at Home Open Studios, London, 2006
Pressure 2, Cottons Atrium, London 2005
Made in London, Eurobuilding 2, Madrid, Spain, 2005
Exposition des Peintures Europeénes, Forges-les-Eaux, France, 2004
Living Colour, Fountain Gallery, Hampton Court, 2004
Gallery Tavid, London, 2003
Fountain Gallery, Hampton Court, 2003
Riverside Studios, London, 2002
Hogarth Gallery, London, 2002