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.
Gallery Beneath, Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast, QLd
19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast Qld
Fellia Melas Gallery, Woollahra NSW
2014 Advanced Diploma Visual Arts, Nambour Tafe Qld
2014 Diploma Visual Arts, Tewantin Tafe Qld
2013 Certificate 4 Visual Arts, Tewantin Tafe Qld
2017 Colours of the spirit, 19Karen Contemporary Artspace. Gold Coast, Qld
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
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