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.
As part of Kingston Artist Open Studios (KAOS), Sally’s self-portrait will be exhibiting at The Rose Theatre Kingston alongside works by other KAOS artists. The Rose Theatre is Venue 26 on the trail. The exhibition will be open from 11-19 June.
The Rose Theatre, Kingston
Sally was delighted to be specially commissioned to paint a new work for The Artist Magazine. In the accompanying article, she offers an insight into her working methods and the questions she asks herself when painting a self-portrait. The July 2022 edition of the magazine is available to buy now.
Painting of Booker Prize winner, Bernardine Evaristo, features in Portrait Artist of the Year – The Exhibition” at Compton Verney
Sally is honoured that her 4-hour painting of Bernardine Evaristo, which won her a place in the final of Portrait Artist of the Year 2020, will be exhibited at Compton Verney (an historic manor in Warwickshire) from February 18th until June 5th 2022. See more details here.
The exhibition, curated by Kathleen Soriano, celebrates 8 years of the programme. Her painting is one of only 120 works selected from over a thousand paintings by those who have featured in the competition since 2013. In February, Sally attended the private view, which brought together many familiar faces from the programme. Her painting has also been used to market the exhibition.
On April 13 there will be a special programme broadcast on Sky Arts at 7pm about the exhibition.