BIO • Sally is a founder of The Woman’s Art Registry of Minnesota (WARM). She is a self-taught artist, (a major in History from the University of Minnesota). She learned her craft from the artists of the Twin Cities through private lessons, collegial sessions and proximity. In spite of the responsibility of a large private teaching practice, she has an extensive exhibition schedule on both Galleries and Museums. Sally designed sets for the Red Eye Collaboration and taught drawing and painting for the Split Rock program at the University of Minnesota and now at The Madeline Island School of the Arts in the summer.
Her work is in many private collections.
For a full resume, including exhibitions, awards and publications, contact the artist.
ARTIST STATEMENT • I never work from life, and only occasionally from photos unless there is a specific detail or perspective that I need to clear up. I prefer to use my imagination and that allows me to narrate a story and enjoy the telling. This sometimes paints me into a corner, but it is exhilarating to solve my self-made dilemmas.
To speak with my own voice is to paint my work intuitively. I never pin down a painting with detailed sketches or talk about it in the future tense. I am always surprised when I see where the paint is leading me.
I prefer working in multiples that connect by proximity, or in a literal way and invite longer and more narrative interpretations. This method, as seen in the Paragraph, enables me to ask more questions and work deeper. I love to paint the puzzles of my mind, but not without signposts along the way that conform to the universal language of vision and the formal elements that guide all artists.