Pine Island Palm
Sally received her B. F. A. in Graphic Design and Fine Art from the University of South Carolina in 1987. She then began a career as a graphic artist, but soon became bored. During a trip to the southwest desert in the early nineties, Sally was excited by the art being created there and its dramatic use of color. Her soul was stirred and she realized her life’s goal was to become a fulltime painter. She has been fulfilling her dream ever since.
Sally’s work is known for its expressive use of color and bold designs. Although she started with watercolors, she now enjoys pastels, acrylics and mixed media. Her subject matters range from the beaches of Florida to the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona. She finds the palette of the deserts a refreshing change from her native South. Sally loves animals and creates whimsical works of them for a fun change from her landscapes.
Sally’s paintings have been exhibited in national juried shows, with galleries and museums, all over the United States.
Corporations as varied as Tampa Bay Magazine, US Airways, and Coca Cola have collected Sally’s work. “Santa Fe Poppies” graced the cover of Tampa Bay Magazine in their September-October of 2002 issue, and she was the featured artist in the issue that followed. In 2000, Sally was selected as the featured artist for Art Harvest, a regional juried show in Dunedin, Florida.
Sally’s work with charities is never ending. Working with the Outdoor Arts Foundation of Tampa Bay, Sally has participated in many events including the Tour of Turtles, Bow Wow Haus, and Chairs for Charity. Sally has also created works of art that have been featured on posters and t-shirts for the Humane Society of Northern Pinellas County and The Humane Society of Tampa.
Sally has signature memberships to The National Acrylic Painters Association and Degas Pastel Society.