Sally was interviewed by Claire Waite Brown in two podcasts for Creativity Found, an organisation which helps adults to find a creative passion. The podcasts are available now on most podcast platforms.
In the first podcast Sally discusses how she returned to art and combines it with a career as a civil servant. In the second, she talks about her experiences of being a finalist for Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year competition in 2020. You can also access the podcasts here and here.
Sally is delighted that her painting of “Nancy” has reached the final round of judging for the prestigious Royal Institute of Oil Painters’ annual exhibition which will take place at the Mall Galleries in London later this year. The results of this year’s competition will be available in October.
HRH Prince Michael of Kent opened the 161st annual exhibition of the Society of Women Artists exhibition, on display at the Mall Galleries in London from 6-11 September 2022. Sally’s Lockdown Self-Portrait was selected from nearly 3000 entries for the exhibition which showcases some of the leading women artists working today. Find out more about the exhibition here.
Sally was delighted to visit King’s College School in Taunton this month to attend the formal unveiling of her portrait of Headmaster, Richard Biggs, Rhodes Scholar, MA BSc . The school commissioned the portrait to mark the occasion of Richard’s retirement this month after 15 years of service. Three days of sittings took place last October and the painting will now hang in the school as part of their collection.
The unveiling took place in front of an audience of over 500 students, parents, staff, governors and guests as part of Richard’s final speech and prize-giving day.
Unveiling at King’s College School, Taunton
“Lockdown Self-Portrait” selected for the Society of Women Artists exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London
Sally’s “Lockdown Self-Portrait”, which was previously highly commended by the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, has been selected to be exhibited by The Society of Women Artists at the Mall Galleries in London, from the 6-11 September 2022.
Sally will be opening her studio to visitors on the weekend of 18th and 19th June between 11am-5pm as part of Kingston Artists Open Studios, venue 8 on the trail. Please do come along and say hello! Sally will be displaying orignal works, some of the Portrait Artist of the Year portraits, and will be selling a number of prints. For more information see the KAOS website.