Sally Paxton is a pointillism painter who says that art and design have always played an important part in her life. Sally Paxton was raised on a farming property on the Murray River in Mildura and that is where her fascination with nature began. Now she lives in the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, on a very different stretch of water, the beautiful Yaroomba Beach where she walks the dogs on the beach, picks up driftwood and shells, explores the bush and watches birds and kangaroos.
Her artworks are held in private collections in Noosa, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Mildura.
Imagine fantastical worlds colliding with reality. My work is inspired by wild life, especially birds in their environment, and the nature of things in everyday life.
Repetitive pattern and shape, particularly dots dominate my work. I am obsessed with dots and see them everywhere, in everything. The work explores my connection with the world we inhabit, it is an expression of my reality but also my imagined world. Intricate and delicate forms intertwine in my work, just as my reality and my imagination blend.
Once I start a piece it consumes me, I become obsessed and transfixed by it. Through this process a part of me is embedded in my work.
2014 Advanced Diploma Visual Arts, Nambour TAFE, QLD
2014 Diploma Visual Arts, Tewantin TAFE, QLD
2013 Certificate 4 Visual Arts, Tewantin TAFE, QLD
2017 Colours of The Spirit (solo), 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast, QLD
2017 Affordable Art – Small Paintings and Sculptures, Felia Melas Gallery, NSW
2016 Trailblazing Women of Herstory, Neospace gallery Melbourne VIC
2016 30th Annual Downlands Art Exhibition Toowoomba QLD
2016 Directors Choice Group Exhibition #2, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast QLD
2014 EmergencE, Gallery One Nambour QLD
2014 Migration, Gallery Space – Tafe Tewantin QLD
2014 Match Box, Gallery Space – Tafe Tewantin QLD
2014 Deconstruction, Gallery Space – Tafe Tewantin QLD
2013 Cert 4 Final Year Exhibition, Gallery Space – Tafe Tewantin QLD
2013 SCAP T3, Butter Factory Cooroy QLD
2013 Essence of the Ccoast, Eumundi Markets, Eumundi QLD
2013 Nambour Public Library, Nambour QLD
2013 Body Art Exhibition, Eumundi QLD
2014 Winner – EmergencE, Gallery One – Body of work
2014 People’s Choice – EmergencE, Gallery One
Article about being an artist, Local Story Space