Art has been Sally’s life-long love. At the age of 18 she moved to a secluded cottage surrounded by tranquil woodland and flower-filled meadows. Wildlife abounded here and quickly found its way into her detailed pictures. At first she worked in coloured pencil but now she paints mostly in water-colour. The local Hertfordshire countryside and her own garden are her main sources of inspiration.
“In all my work I want to convey what is precious about our planet, and especially to show the little things that are easily overlooked or taken for granted,” says Sally. “My aim is to help people realise what treasures we may lose if we do not love and protect the natural world.”
Sally was elected to membership of the SBA in 1998 and has been awarded the Society’s Certificate of Botanical Merit. She has had two successful solo exhibitions: “Inspired By Nature” at the Aldeburgh Gallery in Suffolk in 1998, and “Coast, Countryside and Cottage Gardens” at the National Trust’s Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire in 2009. She has also exhibited in London at the Medici Gallery and at the Mall Galleries with the Royal Society of Marine Artists. Her paintings have been reproduced as greetings cards by the Royal Horticultural Society.