Equipped with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Fine Art from the University of South Carolina, Sally started her career as a graphic artist but soon became bored.
In the early 90’s she vacationed to the deserts of the Southwestern United States and was introduced to the area’s artists whose dramatic use of color gave her inspiration. She then divulged herself in becoming a fulltime painter. Sally’s work is known for its expressive use of color and bold designs. Although she started with watercolors, she now enjoys pastels, acrylics and mixed media to create her unique combinations of beauty and dynamic energy. Such beauty can be seen in her piece Bird of Paradise Dances in Purple, which is now on display in Baterbys Art Gallery.
Her subject matters include landscapes from the Southwest to the Southeast ranging from the beaches of Florida to the deserts of New Mexico. She finds the palette of the deserts a refreshing change from her native South. In addition to her landscapes Sally loves animals and creates whimsical, figurative works inspired by dogs, cats, horses and any other creature that catches her fancy.
Her works are exhibited all across the country and has even sold to corporate collectors. Sally’s resume keeps growing as her award winning paintings are selected for national and local juried art shows. She received two of the top five awards in the International Society of Acrylic Painters Juried Exhibitions in 2005 and 2007. Her paintings Donkey Drool and What’s Up? were awarded the prestigious M. Graham & Company Merchandise Award. Donkey Drool can be seen here on the left. Her painting Southwestern Moon was exhibited at the prestigious Salmagundi Club with the Pastel Society of America juried exhibition 2008 in New York, New York.
Sally was most recently juried into the National Acrylic Painter’s Association’s 6th International Juried Exhibition 2002 and was honored with a signature membership to NAPA. To see more of Sally Evans’ beautiful work, visit Baterbys Art Gallery.