In 2017 Sally created a body of work for a solo show "Land Girls and Lifesavers" at The Yvonne Rust Gallery in Whangarei. This comprised paintings and prints that observe the varied lives and contributions of New Zealand women during World War II. Sally worked from black and white photos from the 1930s and 40s to explore her subject.
Some of the works show women who went to war: as nurses, and as naval officers. However, the continuation of daily life has received the larger part of Sally's attention, as she venerates the smaller moments in these women's lives, as mothers, friends and wives. There are the women who fulfilled roles vacated by men; such as the so called “land girls” who worked on farms, and the volunteer surf lifesavers.
Sally's works in oil paint re-imagine her subjects in full, rich colour.