Sally is featured in this month’s Good Housekeeping Magazine in their Be Inspired section. She talks about her journey back to art and her subsequent appearance as a finalist in Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year. The June 2021 edition of Good Housekeeping Magazine is on sale until the end of May.
Read more about Sally in further press articles and interviews.
Sally’s self-portrait, painted during the confining winter lockdown of 2021, has been long-listed for the prestigious Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize. From over 2000 entries this portrait has been identified as an outstanding contribution to the self-portrait genre. The work will now be exhibited as part of an exclusive curated digital display; shared and promoted internationally via a dedicated viewing room and Artsy page. Judges for the prize are BBC’s Chief Arts Editor, Will Gompertz; Writer, presenter and curator, Kate Bryan; Internationally renowned gallerist Victoria Miro; Director & CEO of the Science Museum Group, Sir Ian Blatchford; High Court Judge, The Right Honourable Mrs Justice Cheema Grubb, and; Artist, Curator and 2019 prize winner, David Dawson.
Sally is delighted that her portrait of “Yeside” has reached the long-list for the prestigious Jackson’s Painting Prize, 2021. Her work was one of only 400 selected from an incredible 8674 entries in Jackson’s biggest competition ever. The painting was a commission, painted for the Final of Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 2020. You can see the entire long-list here: Longlist 2021
Sally was excited and honoured to paint comedian, actor, writer and political activist, Eddie Izzard in the Final of Sky Portrait Artist of the Year. She was thrilled for winner Curtis Holder, following an exhilarating and intense final day of the competition. The programme also unveiled a commissioned portrait of Sally’s friend, role model, former teacher and artist, Yeside Linney.
Read more about the Final on Sally’s Sky Arts page.
Read interviews with all the Finalists, including Sally, on https://www.cassart.co.uk/blog/exclusive-interview-meet-the-finalists-sky-arts-portrait-artist-of-the-year-series-7.htm
After a very intense Semi-Final, Sally was thrilled that her painting of Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo won her a place in the Final of Sky Portrait Artist of the Year, Series 7. To watch the the final, tune in to Sky Arts (now free to view on Freeview, channel 11) on Wednesday 16th December at 8pm.
Sally is privileged that her portrait of NHS hero Naomi, a senior staff nurse, has been selected to appear in a wonderful collection of portraits published by Bloomsbury. Portraits for NHS Heroes was an initiative created by Oxford-based artist Tom Croft which offered free portraits to those working for the NHS during the pandemic. The book provides a lasting, historical record of these challenging times.
Bloomsbury states: “This book presents a selection of these remarkable images. Some are by leading artists such as Alastair Adams and Mary Jane Ansell, and they are showcased here as both a celebration and a remembrance, in physical form, of the dedication of our NHS key workers.”
You can order your copies now on Amazon, Bloomsbury’s website or in your local independent book shop. All royalties go to NHS Charities Together. https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/portraits-for-nhs-heroes-9781448218004/