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/
Sally’s portrait of senior staff nurse Naomi is featured alongside nearly 800 portraits of frontline NHS workers as part of Healthcare Heroes, a major online exhibition provided by Google Arts and Culture and Paintings in Hospitals. https://artsandculture.google.com/project/healthcare-heroes
The initiative to provide free portraits for frontline NHS workers during the pandemic was conceived by Oxford artist, Tom Croft www.thomascroft.co.uk.
Sally named “Female Artist of the Day” by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters to promote 2020 Annual Exhibition.
Sally was delighted to be named “Female Artist of the Day” by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters to promote their prestigious Annual Exhibition. The post, which can be seen on Facebook and Instagram, describes the story behind the Sally’s portrait of her mother which has been selected for this year’s exhibition.
The exhibition can be viewed online https://therp.co.uk/portrait-exhibitions/annual-portrait-exhibition/