"Design and decoration have remained a constant force in Sally’s work. She is influenced by the decorative aspects of many artistic cultures; whether a Japanese kimono, a depression-era textile, Ancient Indian motifs or European decorative arts. All serve a purpose of pleasing the eye and satisfying the soul. Drawn to serenity and balance in nature and in art, her paintings are an escape from chaos, darkness, ugliness, and disjunctive forces in the world. Yet the other side is important as well: the process of stripping away chaos informs the works. Recent paintings evoke nostalgia and the longing for an earlier state of grace. Currently, she is experimenting with collage elements, using old print media that read like scrapbooks of lost American innocence.
Originally trained as a painter at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Lacoste School of the Arts in Lacoste, France, Sally spent many years honing her sense of color and balance in the field of interior design. The decision to return to her studio full-time in 2007 has shaped her growth as a fine artist and she has developed a committed following among designers and collectors across the country."