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Imagine fantastical worlds colliding with reality

By investigating the concept of nature in a nostalgic way, I explore the dynamics of life in the natural world.

Repetitive pattern and shape, particularly multiple dots or droplets of paint dominate my work. The art style of pointillism is incorporated throughout all my work, along with the extravagant use of colour. A dot or a speck within a solid form is an opening to a new beginning. Intricate and delicate forms intertwine in my work. Just as my reality and my imagination blend onto the canvas or paper a part of me is embedded into each work.

My work incorporates time, space and colour in a fictional and experiential universe that merges bit by bit. Imagined recreation of memories and experiences, particularly the experiences I had as a curious daydreaming free-range child, gifted to growing up immersed in the Australian bush. By emphasising aesthetics, I lead the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium.

Above all, I want to express a feeling of joy and happiness in the things we don’t always take the time to see.

Artwork held by the Dean Collection USA and by private collectors throughout Australia and the World.


- Claire Torrance, Gallery Director - Gallery Beneath, Sunshine Coast QLD

Sally Paxton’s decorative, highly detailed paintings are known for their vibrant, figurative imagery. One could liken her skill set to that of a composer creating a symphony. The countless confetti-like spots and dotting resulting in densely populated compositions. Her artistic strength derives from her drawing talents. Each mark is intentional, leaving no room for error or hesitation. Her paintings are beautifully adorned as she enriches them with a sense of colour and scale.

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Represented by:

Gallery Beneath, Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast, QLd

19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast Qld

Fellia Melas Gallery, Woollahra NSW        

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 Show

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

Group Exhibitions

2019 Directors Choice exhibition, Sofitel Gold Coast, QLD

2019 Sydney Group Show. Fellia Melas Gallery, Woollahra, NSW

2018 4x4 Exhibition, September. Fellia Melas Gallery, Woollahra, NSW

2018 Stanthorpe Art Prize Exhibition 25k. Stanthopre Art Gallery, Stanthorpe, QLD

2018 Works on Paper, Exhibition.February. Fellia Melas Gallery Woollahra, NSW

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

Awards

2018 Stanthorpe 25K Art prize, Stanthorpe. Finalist

2014 emergencE, gallery one. Sunshine Coast. Body of work. Winner

2014 emergencE, gallery one. Sunshine Coaast. People's choice award. Winner

Articles

https://localstoryspace.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/sally-paxton-writes-about-being-a-painter/

http://www.widewalls.ch/artist/sally-paxton/

http://www.trailblazingwomen.com.au/artworks/2016/9/27/sally-paxton-edna-walling