Color moves me. Growing up on a farm in California, fascinated by God’s creations, has instilled an appreciation the color and detail of each species - each is unique, each a surprise. The leathery green of a magnolia leaf, peachy butterfly petals of a hibiscus flower, the new blue fluff of a bird in winter, all take me back to my childhood on the farm.
I illuminate alternative perspectives, drawing you in with vibrant, powerful colors, appealing to your curiosity, urging you, upon closer examination of my painting, to understand the message and, in some cases, the humor in the image.
When a subject “speaks” to me, it stays in my head until I can translate it on canvas. I dream about it, wrestle with it and then, finally, as I paint, the brush move on its own. There is little thought, much like a dance where the music moves you.
I invite you to join me and soak in the colors, textures and details of my work.
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about the artist
Sally Painter moved to Delray Beach, Florida from Northern California in July 2004, just in time for Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. Since then, she has had the opportunity to pursue her passion of painting. She has studied with a few art teachers in Delray and Boca Raton, most notably, Roselyn Kirsch, an inspiration and mentor who was a highly respected instructor at the Boca Museum Art School.
“In my art, I try to provoke emotion from the viewer. Often, it is a feeling of whimsy or humor with the goal of lightening the observer’s day, if only for a few minutes. In others, I study flowers from an unusual perspective.”
Sally’s paintings have been selected for display at the Prudential Courtyard Building in Delray Beach (2008), St. Paul’s Church for the celebration of Art & Jazz (2009), the Boca Raton Museum Art School, Featured artist at Delray Beach Public Library (March - July 2010), Artist of Palm Beach County Crest Exhibit (2010, The Lighthouse ArtCenter (2010, Featured Artist at the Palm Beach International Airport (2011), Lynn Cancer Center (2012) and Rosetti Gallery in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (2012). Several pieces have been sold to private families in Spokane, Washington, San Francisco, Beverly Hills, California and the Delray Beach/Boca Raton area.
Sally’s artwork is currently on exhibit at the Rossetti Gallery in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and she will be exhibiting at Agora Gallery in the Chelsea District, the heart of New York City, from June 12- July 3rd, 2012.
Sally graduated from Pepperdine University with a BS in Business Administration and Management. She and her husband, Bob, own Western Star Nurseries, with several locations in Northern California. Sally is also active with the South County American Red Cross and American Heritage School. She is lives in Delray Beach with her wonderful husband and son, Tyler.