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/
Sally was delighted to win heat 3 of Sky Portrait Artist of the Year with her painting of presenter and model, Melanie Sykes. This takes her through to the Semi-Final which will be broadcast on December 9th 2020, on Sky Arts at 8pm (Sky Arts is now free to view on Freeview).
Head over to Sally’s Sky Arts page for more information about the heat and to view Sally’s portraits.
Sally is delighted to have been selected to take part in the new series of Sky Portrait Artist of the Year, Series 7. The series begins on Wednesday 14th October, on Sky Arts at 8pm. Sally will be appearing in heat 3 which will air on Wednesday 28th October. Tune in to watch Sally paint a portrait of a celebrity sitter in just four hours.
Sky Arts is now free to view on Freeview (channel 11).
“The Artist’s Mother” exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2020, September 16th-26th, at the Mall Galleries in London.
Sally’s portrait “The Artist’s Mother” was exhibited at the prestigious Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition in September at the Mall Galleries in London.
The portrait was one of only around 100 works by emerging artists selected from almost 2500 entries via the open submission. Her portrait will be exhibited alongside a further 100 portraits by eminent members of the Royal Society who are some of Britain’s leading portrait painters. The exhibition can also be viewed online: https://therp.co.uk/portrait-exhibitions/annual-portrait-exhibition/