Sally Paxton

Artwork on display at Gallery Beneath

Working from her studio on the Sunshine Coast, Sally Paxton has been a full time professional artist for the last six years. Today her finely executed paintings present a magical, pictorial world suggesting both abstract thought and concrete image. Harmony is achieved by the subtle blending of elements and brilliantly balanced compositions.

The majority of her paintings are inspired by wild life, especially birds in their environment. Drawing upon sound visual knowledge of Australia’s flora and native bush, she has developed a unique, contemporary style using repetitive pattern and shape.

In the artists own words –‘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

Solo Exhibition

2017 Colours of the Spirit, 19Karen Contemporary Artspace. Gold Coast, Qld

Group Exhibitions

2018 Stanthorp Art prize – Finalist

2017 Affordable Art, Small Paintings & Sculptures. November. Fellia Melas Gallery, Woollahra, NSW

2017 Spring Exhibition, Fellia Melas Gallery, Woollahra, NSW

2017 Affordable art, small paintings and sculptures. March Fellia Melas Galley,  Woollahra, 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

2015   19 KAREN Artists-General exhibition Sofitel Hotel, 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 Qld

2013 Nambour public library, Nambour Qld

2013 Body art exhibition, Eumundi Qld