WINNER OF THE 40th MINI PRINT INTERNATIONAL OF CADAQUES, 2020
Sally studied illustration and printmaking at Liverpool Art School, and graduated in 1991. She mainly works in linocut which she often incorporates with collage, painting, multiblock printing and hand printed lead type.
Her linocut “Heads” series focuses on London’s different regions and the individuals and occupations within them. All the portraits are of real people from different areas that Sally has explored. A group of individual linocut portraits are then produced for each region. She strives to accurately record both the visual appearance of each character as well as their link to the locality. The series aims to be visually interesting as an artwork and, also, a subtle historical document recording the nature of the area today – its commerce, attractions and community.
Over the past year she has been producing collographs inspired by nature and using recycled materials to construct them. She has enjoyed working with bold blocks of colour and exploring a more abstracted style letting the materials and her inner emotions and thoughts inform the subject matter.
Sally teaches printmaking and drawing throughout London. She worked predominantly for Dulwich Picture Gallery as one of their artist tutors for 17 years. She has also been artist in residence at numerous museums, art galleries and several schools in London and two special needs centres in Buckinghamshire and runs The Art Club in London (est. 2015) an art school for children.
‘The John Ruskin Prize’ (shortlisted) – New Art Gallery Walsall i Trinity Buoy Wharf, London. The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, ‘North and South’ – Southampton City Art Gallery, ‘Bite’, ‘Originals’ and ‘Discerning Eye’ – Mall Galleries, London, ‘Press Freedon’, Richmond, North Yorks., Society of Wood Engravers, ‘Salon des Graphiques’ – Curwen Gallery, Londres, British International Miniature Print Touring Show, ‘The 60th Anniversary Open’, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London (prize winner) and ‘The Sefton Open’ – The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport.
The Tate Gallery, Liverpool, BBC Books, Quarto Publishing, The Women’s Press and Scolastic Publications.
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Royal Free Hospital Art Collection, London, Milly Apthorp Collection, London.