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I'm delighted to share that my painting, Creatures Akin, was accepted as a finalist for the Adam Portraiture Award 2024.

The finalists will be exhibited at The New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington from May 23rd - 11 August 2024, with winners announced May 22nd.

My painting is based on a photo I took of my daughter Lottie and her cat Jelly enjoying a quiet moment in the sun. I wanted to capture the shared expression on their faces, their contentedness, and a sense of peace and synchronicity. I focused on finding the right colours to describe the relationship of light and shade, and aimed to make the figures warm and luminous, an outward sign of their inner worlds.



Preview Friday 22nd Sept 5:30 - 7:30

Exhibition 23rd September - 20th Oct

Hangar Gallery

14 Cross St, Regent


Working in both oil paint and watercolour, Sally draws from everyday life to create scenes that are dramatic and intriguing, yet familiar. Sally's obvious fascination with light, her care with composition and considered use of colour make these works theatrical and inviting.

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I'm happy to share the news that I will have some NEW watercolours available for purchase at The NZ Art Show in Wellington in June, at the TSB Arena. 

September 2021

'Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow'  an exhibition of work by Cathy Tuato'o Ross, Cecilia De Donatis and myself, is now open at Hangar Art and Framing. 

Three accomplishedWhangarei-based artists investigating portraiture, culture, realism and surrealism through drawing and painting. A must see to view and purchase contemporary art from Aotearoa.

The exhibition is on until October the 24th.

Hangar Art and Framing, 14 Cross St, Whangarei

Open 9-5 Monday- Thursday

9-4 Fridays

9-12 Saturdays

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Above: Sally at Hangar Art and Framing in front of an installation of her watercolours.

Right: "All the Earthly Things", oil on board, another painting on show.

May 2020

A 'virtual studio tour clip' .

Hope you enjoy it.

Jan 2020

I'm thrilled that my self portrait "Before I Forget" has been selected as a finalist for the 202 Adam Portrait Award, held by the National Portrait Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand. 

The Adam Portraiture Award is a biennial competition for painted portraits at The New Zealand Portrait Gallery, generously sponsored by the Adam Foundation. 

First Prize: $20,000
Runner up: $2,500
People’s Choice: $2,500

This year there are two judges - Karen Quinlan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia and Dr Linda Tyler, Associate Professor Art History, Museums and Cultural Heritage, University of Auckland

The winner of the 2020 Adam Portraiture Award will be announced 26 February 2020.
2020 Adam Portraiture Award exhibition runs from 27 February to 31 May 2020.

5.11.19 Watercolour process demo. This painting was inspired by a childhood habit of pretending fuscia flowers are earrings.

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