IMG-8099.jpg

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 multiple spheres dominate my work. And the extravagant use of colour. The sphere is usually the beginning of everything in the Universe. The creative process allows me to explores connections between flora, fauna and all life forms that inhabit this sphere we call Earth. Intricate and delicate forms intertwine in my work, just as my reality and my imagination blend onto the canvas or paper.

My work is an imagined recreation of past memories and experiences, particularly the experiences I had as a free range child growing up immersed in the Australian bush.

Above all I want to express a feeling of joy and happiness.

Acquired works by the Dean Collection USA and by private collectors throughout the world.

CV

Represented by:

Fellia Melas Gallery, Woollahra NSW

19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast Qld

Gallery Beneath, Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast, QLd

         

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

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