Sally Mather


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    Sally Mather


    Oil 16 x 12

    Off the Record by Sally Mather was awarded 3rd Place - Abstract in the September 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.




    Artist Statements

    To stay fresh I must explore and stretch my creative boundaries. Most recently, I have been exploring abstract design and mark making. The process of playfully layering colors, designs, and images, as well as adding textures has been incredibly freeing and evocative. Expressing myself through mark making is pure fun.  Each mark carries an emotion and a specific energy.  It can be playful, happy,  sad, angry or melodic and soothing.

    Being out in nature feeds my soul so it is no surprise that I am passionate about painting the landscape "en plein air" (painting outdoors on location).  Holding onto the first impression and painting fast before the light changes is exhilarating.  This exudes an energy and freshness to the work.  Inspiration comes from a combination of all the elements - the play of morning light, the rhythm of rolling hills, patterns in the vegetation as well as dazzling water reflections.  Each painting is a visual description of my emotional response to the sights, sounds and smells of my surroundings.

    Although Sally spent her professional life as a nurse-midwife providing women's health care, the need to be creative has always been pervasive in her life.  Through the years, she has explored many different mediums - pastels, clay,  oils, acrylics and watercolors - on her own as well as participating in various workshops and classes.


    Most recently Sally has been exploring using cold wax and oil in her abstract works.  She enjoys the additive - subtractive process of applying the cold wax mixed with oil paint and the freedom it allows for mark making.

    Solo Exhibitions 

    2019  Salida Regional Library, Salida, CO

    2018  Paquette Gallery, Salida, CO

    2017   Sellars Project Space, Salida, CO
    2016   First Street Family Health, Salida, CO
    2015   Paquette Gallery, Salida, CO
    2010   Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, Salida, CO
    2009   Salida Regional Library, Salida, CO
    2006   Cool Mountain Art, Salida, CO

    Group Exhibitions
    2016   Freemont Center for the Arts Invitational show, Canon City, CO
    2015   Greater than the Sum, NCS, Center for  Visual Art, Denver, CO
    2010   Reigning Cats and Dogs, 2 woman show, Paquette Gallery, Salida, CO
    2009   ArtWorks Registry Show, juried exhibition, Paquette Gallery, Salida, CO
    2009/10  Wyoming Plein Air 2010, juried invitation, Link Gallery, Cheyenne, WY
    2008   Pastels with Pizzazz, Pikes Peak Pastel Society, juried event, Pueblo, CO
    2008   Mile High National 2008, juried exhibition, Pueblo, CO
    2008   Sally x 3, 3 woman show, Salida Regional Library, Salida, CO
    2007   Estes Park Plein Air 2007, juried invitation, Estes Park, CO
    2007   Pastel Society of Colorado Spring 2007 Members Show, Longmont, CO
    2006   "Art of the Winter Solstice", juried exhibition, Colorado Springs Art Guild, Manitou Springs, CO
    2005   "Own Your Own", invitational exhibition, Sangre de Christo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO
    2004   "Views x 2", two woman show, Bongo Billy's Salida Café, CO
    2004-08 "Open Awards Show", Arkansas Valley Art Center, Buena Vista, CO
    2004-09 "Open Awards Show", Art of the Rockies, Salida, CO

    2010   Second place, Arkansas Valley Art Center, Buena Vista, CO
    2010   People's Choice, Wyoming Plein Air Event, Cheyenne, WY
    2008   First Place, Art of the Rockies, Salida, CO
    2008   Honorable Mention, Pikes Peak Pastel Society, Pueblo, CO
    2007   First place, Arkansas Valley Art Center Open Awards Show Buena, CO
    2007   Honorable mention, Pastel Society of Colorado Members Show, Longmont,CO
    2005   First place, Arkansas Valley Art Center Open Awards Show, Buena Vista,CO
    2005   Second and third place, Art of the Rockies Open Awards Show, Salida, CO
    2004   Second place, Arkansas Valley Art Center Open Awards Show, Buena Vista, CO
    2004   First and third place, Art of the Rockies Open Awards Show, Salida, CO

    Fare Bella Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO




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