Sally West

Represented Artist

Sally West

Represented Artist

Sally West is a leading expressionist and still life artist, whose professional artistic career has taken her all over the world, exhibiting, selling to private art collectors and winning prizes. Sally has been the winner of several notable prizes and regular finalist in a great number of prestigious competitions.
Sally draws her inspiration from the seascapes of Sydney and Bluey’s Beach where she is now based, and the rural Australian landscapes of central New South Wales where she grew up. Sally finds joy in creating a direct response to a moment in time and fully immerses herself in the environment by painting in plein air. She takes a fresh approach to the tradition, creating interesting texural surfaces with thick impasto brushstrokes.

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Sally finds joy in creating a direct response to a moment in time and fully immerses herself in the environment by painting in plein air. She takes a fresh approach to the tradition, creating interesting texural surfaces with thick impasto brushstrokes.

Sally has been the winner of several notable prizes and regular finalist in a great number of prestigious competitions, including the Portia Geach Art Prize (SH Ervin Gallery), New South Wales Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, Salon Des Refuses (Wynne) Prize, Charlatan Ink Art Prize (Manhattan NYC), and the Pacific Palms Art Prize (winner 3 years).

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Figurative Focus, KAB Gallery, Crowne Plaza, Terrigal
2017 Around Town, Traffic Jam Galleries, Neutral Bay, Sydney
2016 Spring Sydney, Fellia Melas Gallery, Woollahra
2015 Here And There, Traffic Jam Galleries, Neutral Bay
2014 The Art Of Still Life, Fellia Melas Gallery, Woollahra, Sydney
2014 One Weekend Only, KAB Gallery, Crowne Plaza, Terrigal
2014 Northern Beaches Local Landscapes, Angel, Queenscliff, Sydney
2013 Impressionist Paintings, Fix 8 Gallery, Freshwater, Sydney
2013 Thread of Light, Artifact Gallery, Manhattan, New York USA
2013 Eastern Suburbs, Fellia Melas Gallery, Woollahra, Sydney
2012 Sally West Solo, CAN Gallery, New Art Centre, Manhattan, New York USA
2011 Sally West Solo, CAN Gallery, New Art Centre, Manhattan, New York USA
2011 Northern Beaches, Painters Gallery, Mona Vale
2009 From Dusk to Dawn, Global Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
2009 To Broken Hill and Back, The Arthouse Hotel, Sydney
2009 Local Landscapes, Moby’s, Pacific Palms
2008 Scarlet’s Web, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne
2008 Coast Meets Country, 240, Forster
2007 What Comes After Drought?, The Charles Smith Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne
2006 Reflections, Art Moment Gallery, Bondi, Sydney
2004 Solo Exhibition, Love In A Cup, Bondi, Sydney
2003 Inside & Out, Hill On Hargrave Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
2003 Solo Exhibition, Love In A Cup, Bondi, Sydney
2002 A Hat or A Cat, Hill On Hargrave Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
2002 Solo Exhibition, Love In A Cup, Bondi, Sydney
2001 Solo Exhibition, The Lighthouse, Darlinghurst, Sydney
1999 Underwater, Wadi Gallery, Bondi, Sydney
1998 Black and White Series, Love In A Cup, Bondi, Sydney
1998 The Journey, Bondi Pavillion Gallery, Bondi, Sydney
1998 Colour Pastel Series, Love In A Cup, Bondi, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2016 HAPPY Group Exhibition, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast
2016 Under The Sun, Fellia Melas Gallery, Woollahra
2016 Artists of Mosman 2088 Group Exhibition, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman
2015 Terrigal In Bloom, KAB Gallery, Terrigal
2015 9X5 Exhibition, Julian Ashton Art School, Headland Park, Mosman
2014 Group Exhibition, Traffic Jam Galleries, Neutral Bay
2014 Group Exhibition, Gallery 307, Northbridge
2014 Two Views Exhibition, Art Smart Gallery, Seaforth
2014 Mosman Art Society Autumn Show, Hutley Hall, North Sydney
2014 Northern Beaches Inspired Group Show, Painter’s Gallery, Manly
2014 Artists of Mosman 2088 Group Exhibition, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman
2014 9X5 Exhibition, Julian Ashton Art School, Headland Park, Mosman
2013 Mosman Art Society Christmas Show, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman
2013 Christmas Show, Gallery 307, Northbridge
2013 Christmas Show, Fix 8 Gallery, Freshwater
2013 Group Exhibition (Keeping Company With The Collection), Manly Art Gallery & Museum
2013 Spring Group Exhibition, Fellia Melas Gallery, Woollahra
2013 Landscapes Group Exhibition, Gallery 307, Northbridge
2013 St Thomas’ Art Show, St Thomas’ School, Willoughby
2013 Manly Arts Festival Group Exhibition, Manly Community Centre, Manly
2013 Group Exhibition, Gallery 307, NSVA, Northbridge
2013 9X5 Exhibition, Julian Ashton Art School, Headland Park, Mosman
2013 Osbourne & Grace Gallery, Marina Mirage, Gold Coast
2013 Art Expo New York 2013, New York USA
2013 Lindfield Art Festival, Lindfield, Sydney
2012 Red Dot Fair, Soho, New York USA
2012 New York Art Expo, Chelsea Piers, New York USA
2012 Holy Family Art Festival, Holy Family School, Lindfield
2011 Small Paintings Exhibition, Fellia Melas Gallery, Woollahra
2011 Affordable Art Exhibition, Fellia Melas Gallery, Woollahra
2011 La Magie Du Printemps, Gallerie 64, Hendaye FRANCE
2011 Canasta Group Exhibition, CAN, New York USA
2010 Group Exhibition, Woollahra Times Art Gallery (Fellia Melas), Woollahra, Sydney
2010 MARB Art 2010 – International Art Fair, Marbella SPAIN
2010 Collective Exhibition, Galerie 64 – Atelier, Hendaye FRANCE
2010 Group Exhibition July/Aug, Camden Art Gallery, London ENGLAND
2010 Group Exhibition Jun/July, Camden Art Gallery, London ENGLAND
2010 Art Shopping Carousel Du Louvre, Paris FRANCE
2010 CANCAN group exhibition, Contemporay Art Network, New York USA
2009 Group Exhibition, Camden Art Gallery, London ENGLAND
2009 NY Fashion District Arts Festival, Contemporary Art Network Gallery, New York USA
2009 Fabulous and Fashionable, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza, Victoria
2008 Traces of Memory, Ferrara Museum of the Estense Castle ITALY
2008 Out From Down Under and Beyond, Agora Gallery, New York USA
2007 Out From Down Under and Beyond, Agora Gallery, New York USA
2006 Fashion Moments, Art Moment Gallery, Bondi
2006 Life’s Precious Moments, Art Moment Gallery, Bondi
2005 Group Exhibition, My Style, Tuncurry
2004 Group Exhibition, My Style, Tuncurry
2004 How Much Is That Doggie, QVB Building, Sydney (www.howmuchisthatdoggie.com.au)
2003 Tim Hill Stable, Swiss Grande Hotel, Bondi
2002 IM Fashions Charity Auction, MCA, Sydney
2002 Christmas Show, Hill On Hargrave Gallery, Paddington
2002 Mooving Art – www.cowparade.net, public spaces around Australia. Auctioned later.
2001 Christmas Show, Wadi Gallery, Bondi Junction
2001 Group Exhibition, Flying Pig Precinct Gallery, Berry
2001 8th International Art Works On Paper Fair, Byron Kennedy Hall, Fox Studios, Sydney
2001 On The Beach, Bondi Wadi Gallery, Bondi Junction
2001 Group Exhibition, Charles Smith Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne
2000 Rising Stars, Wadi Gallery, Bondi Junction
2000 Christmas Show, Wadi Gallery, Bondi Junction
1999 Christmas Show, Wadi Gallery, Bondi
1998 Christmas Show, Wadi Gallery, Bondi
1998 Red Exhibition, Global Gallery, Paddington
1997 Global Arts Factory, Global Gallery, Paddington
1997 Ascending Artists, Wadi Gallery, Bondi

Art Prizes

2017 Finalist – Fisher’s Ghost Art Awards
2017 Finalist – Georges River Art Prize
2017 Finalist – Gosford Art Prize
2017 Winner – Northbridge Art Prize
2017 Finalist – NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize
2017 Finalist – ANL Maritime Mission To Seafarers Art Prize
2017 Finalist – Waverley Art Prize
2017 Finalist – Pro Hart Outback Art Prize
2017 Finalist – Lethbridge Small Scale Art Prize
2017 Finalist – Muswellbrook Art Prize
2017 Finalist – North Sydney Art Prize
2016 Finalist – KAAF Art Prize
2016 Finalist – Blacktown City Art Prize
2016 Finalist – Hornsby Art Prize
2016 Finalist – Paddington Art Prize
2016 Finalist – Gosford Art Prize
2016 Finalist – Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA)
2016 Finalist – ANL Maritime Mission To Seafarers Art Prize
2016 Finalist – NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize
2016 Finalist – Warringah Art Prize
2016 Finalist – Kogarah Art Prize
2016 Finalist – Stanthorpe Art Prize
2016 Finalist – Fleurieu Food and Wine Art Prize
2015 Finalist – Portia Geach Art Prize
2015 Finalist – Blacktown City Art Prize
2015 Finalist – Hornsby Art Prize
2015 Finalist – Gosford Art Prize
2015 Finalist – Warringah Art Prize
2015 Finalist – Mosman Art Prize
2015 Mayors Prize – Waverley Art Prize
2015 Finalist – Outback Open Air Art Prize, Broken Hill
2015 Finalist – Waverley Art Prize
2015 Finalist – NSW Parliament Plein Air Art Prize
2015 Finalist – Lethbridge Art Prize
2014 WINNER – Painting Section, Hornsby Art Prize
2014 Finalist – Portia Geach Art Prize
2014 Finalist – Gosford Art Prize,
2014 WINNER – Northbridge Art Prize
2014 Highly Commended – ANL Maritime Art Awards,
2014 Finalist – Redland Art Awards
2014 Finalist – Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill
2014 Finalist – Hunters Hill Art Prize
2014 Finalist – Stanthorpe Art Prize
2013 WINNER –  Painting Category, Hornsby Art Prize
2013 Hawkesbury Art Prize
2013 Finalist – Portia Geach Art Prize
2013 Northbridge Art Prize
2013 Finalist – Waverley Art Prize
2013 Finalist – NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize
2012 Finalist – Redlands Art Awards
2012 Waverley Art Prize
2012 WINNER – Pacific Palms Art Prize
2012 Salon Des Refuses (Wynne), SH Ervin Gallery
2011 Hawkesbury Art Prize
2011 Finalist – Portia Geach Art Prize,
2011 Mosman Art Prize
2011 WINNER – Landscape Section – Pacific Palms Art Prize
2011 Charlatan Ink Art Prize, Manhattan, New York City
2011 Prometheus Art Award
2010 WINNER – Pacific Palms Art Prize
2009 Media 3. Art Biennial, London (Awarded Honorable Award/Diploma of Excellence)
2009 Societe Nationale Des Beaux-Arts SNBA Salon, Paris (Awarded Special Prix)
2009 Pacific Palms Art Prize
2009 Finalist -m Palm Art Award, Germany
2008 Country Energy Art Prize, “Countryscapes”, Wentworth Gallery, Sydney
2008 Country Energy Art Prize, “Countryscapes”, Broken Hill Regional Gallery
2008 Corangamarah Art Prize, con.ceit ’08, Barongarook, Victoria
2008 Small Works Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery
2007 Pacific Palms Art Prize
2006 Pacific Palms Art Prize
2005 Waverley Art Prize
2005 Pacific Palms Art Prize
2004 Pacific Palms Art Prize
2003 Pacific Palms Art Prize
2003 Waverley Art Prize
2001 Alexander Berry Art Prize
1997 Waverley Art Prize
1996 WINNER – Australia Post Art Competition

Related Projects

2003 Artworks published by Artworks Parmur Pty. Ltd,
2004 Commissioned to do works for the Herbal Tease Tea Company for their complete range of contemporar packaging

Media

2014 Guest Speaker at the Portia Geach Memorial Award, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney.
2013 Guest Speaker at the Portia Geach Memorial Award, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney.
2013 Guest Speaker at the Manly Art Gallery, Sydney, 16 May 2013.
2013 Cover Story, Great Lakes Advocate, 1 May 2013.
2011 Guest Speaker at the Portia Geach Memorial Award, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2011 Sally West’s Northern Beaches (Painters Gallery), Peninsular Living Magazine,  March 2011
2011 Sally West’s Northern Beaches at Painters Gallery Mona Vale, Metro SMH, 10 March 2011
2011 Sally West’s New York Solo Exhibition, Great Lakes Advocate, April 2011
2010 Spring Sydney at Fellia Melas Gallery, Spectrum SMH, 30 October 2010
2010 “Pacific Palms Artist Exhibits Abroad”, Great Lakes Advocate, September 2010
2010 “Festival feeds artistic flair”, Great Lakes Advocate, June 2010
2009 Dusk to Dawn Feature, Wentworth Courier, October 2009
2009 Dusk to Dawn Feature, The Bondi View, October 2009
2009 Dusk to Dawn Feature, Focus Magazine, October 2009
2009 Featured in NY Arts Magazine, Vol 14 Fall 2009
2009 Featured in “Memorable Receptions from Around the World”, Art is Spectrum Magazine, May 2009, New York
2009 “To Broken Hill and Back” Article, Great Lakes Advocate, June 2009
2009 Featured in “Artists of the Month” section of New York Art Fairs International Magazine 2009.
2009 Feature in New York Arts Annual Catalog, Oct/Nov/Dec issue 2009
2009 Feature in Tips and Picks section of New York Arts Magazine,  July/Aug/Sept issue, 2009
2009 Traces of Memory Review Article, Art Journal, Italy, January 2009
2008 Sally West Review Article, Art is Spectrum Magazine, June 2008, New York
2008 Sally West Exhibition in Forster Article, Manning River Times, March 2008
2008 Sally West Exhibition in Forster Article, Great Lakes Advocate, March 2008
2008 Sally West Artist Profile Article, Focus Magazine, March 2008, Great Lakes
2008 Sally West Review Article, Art is Spectrum Magazine, January 2008, New York
2007 From Broken Hill to Pitt Street Article, Great Lakes Advocate, June
2007 Inspired by Wild and Stormy Trip Article, Manning River Times
2007 Sally West feature story, Gallery Hopper TV Arts Programme, Channel 31
2007 West heads South for Show Article, Great Lakes Advocate
2007 Sally West Review Article, Art is Spectrum Magazine, May 2007, New York
2007 Emerging Artists from Australia and New Zealand in Chelsea Article, Gallery and Studio  Magazine, April/May 2007  Vol. 9 No. 4 New York
2007 Sally West in Agora Gallery Exhibition, New York Article, Great Lakes Advocate
2007 Sally West in Out From Down Under and Beyond Art Exhibition in New York Article, The Bondi View
2007 Sally West in Art Exhibition in New York Article, Great Lakes Advocate
2006 Reflections on Motherhood, Wentworth Courier
2006 Reflections, Live to air radio interview with Bondi FM
2004 How Much is that Doggie?, The Morning Show
2000 Mooving Art, The Sydney Morning Herald
1999 Underwater Exhibition, Wentworth Courier
1998 Collector, Wentworth Courier with Tim Goodman, Auctioneer and Valuer, Double Bay
1998 Artist’s Journey Starts at Bondi, Wentworth Courier
1998 The Journey, Live to air radio interview with Bondi FM
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