Sally Paxton

Represented Artist

Sally Paxton

Represented Artist

Sally Paxton was raised on a farming property on the Murray River in Mildura, Victoria, 42 acres of fruit and bush. That is where her fascination with nature began. Days were filled exploring the banks of the Murray River, climbing trees and observing creatures and their habitat.

As a shy but inquisitive child, at school Sally’s mind was usually daydreaming about the bush, kangaroos and birds. Although in art class, the teachers had her full attention. She left school, married and raised a family. Work circumstances changed for the family and she moved to Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Now she lives on a very different stretch of water, beautiful Yaroomba Beach, walking the dogs on the beach, picking up driftwood and shells, exploring the bush, watching birds and kangaroos.

Art and design have always played an important part in her life, but now Sally has the time to pursue her dream of painting.

Art works held in private collections in Noosa, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Mildura.

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ARTIST STATEMENT

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.

Education

2014 Advanced Diploma Visual Arts, Nambour TAFE, QLD
2014 Diploma Visual Arts, Tewantin TAFE, QLD
2013 Certificate 4 Visual Arts, Tewantin TAFE, QLD

EXHIBITIONS

Group Exhibitions

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 19 KAREN Directors Choice group exhibition #2 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 coast, Eumundi markets. Eumundi, Qld
2013 Nambour public library, Nambour, Qld
2013 Body art exhibition, Eumundi, Qld

Awards

2014 emergencE, gallery one. Body of work. Winner
2014 emergencE, gallery one. People’s choice

Publication

Article about being an artist, Local Story Space

 

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