Sally Painter Artist Biography

RS Hanna Gallery - Sally Painter Artist Biography
208 South Llano Street ~ Fredericksburg, Texas  78624
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Sally Painter

Growing up on a farm and co-owning a nursery for most of her life, Sally Painter has always been surrounded by the beauty of the natural world. So it’s really not surprising that she turned to nature for inspiration when she took up painting. The fascinating shapes, delicate textures, and vibrant colors of flowers and other plants and trees are her favorite subjects.


Yet, Sally says, she strives to paint something more than simply a realistic depiction of these subjects. She notes, “I interpret the subject with brush in hand, allowing my imagination to select colors and forms.” Like one of her artistic heroes, Georgia O’Keeffe, Sally invites us to enter in to her subjects, to experience them, to have a visceral reaction to them. Above all, Sally’s oil paintings allow us to see as she sees—what she describes as “God’s amazing way of creating each so uniquely and so beautifully.”


What began as a hobby has since become an important new chapter in her life, including the formal study of art and painting at the Boca Raton Museum Art School. “Painting is my therapy, my peaceful, creative place, and I treasure that,” says the artist.


In recent years, she has been profiled in American Art Collector, ARTisSpectrum, and Artist Showcase, and Southwest Art's September 2015 edition named her one of their Nationally Emerging Artists. Sally has participated in a number of significant art competitions, most recently the Oil Painters of America 2016 Juried Salon Show, the 26th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show (2016), the Art at the Mill Group Exhibition (2016), the 2nd ART and FLOWERS Juried Exhibition (2016), the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Spring Online Exhibition (2016), the 26th Annual Best of America Fine Art Exhibition (2016), the SCAPES 2016 Exhibit, the Art of the Heartland Juried Exhibit (2015), the 24th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show (2014), and the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum 2014 Spirit Art Show. She was also the featured artist at the Palm Beach International Airport in 2011. In addition to being a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Sally has been juried in as a member of the following organizations:

•  International Guild of Realism

•  Oil Painters of America

•  National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society

•  American Women Artists

•  Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists' Guild

•  Artists of Palm Beach County


Sally and her husband currently divide their time between their homes in Florida and Wyoming, but she is always available to talk about her art. Many of Sally’s paintings are available for sale, both as originals and as reproductions, so please contact the artist if you’d like to learn more about her work.



Complete Art Resume



  1. 2017 Various Flora and Fauna Group Exhibition, View Gallery, Old Forge, New York

  2. 2017 Spring NOAPS International Online Exhibit

  3. 2017 American Women Artists Online Juried Show

  4. 2017 Bloom! Group Exhibition, Sturt Haaga Gallery, Descanso Gardens, La Canada-Flintridge, California

  5. 2017 January Exhibition, The Artist’s Guild Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida

  6. 2016 December Exhibition, The Artist’s Guild Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida

  7. 2016 November Exhibition, The Artist’s Guild Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida

  8. 2016 26th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show, Stuart, Florida

  9. 2016 Art of the Heartland National Juried Show, Mena Art Gallery, Mena, Arkansas

  10. 2016 Oil Painters of America 2016 Salon Show, Castle Gallery Ft. Wayne, Indiana

  11. 2016 Art at the Mill Juried Show and Sale, Berryville, Virginia 

  12. 2016 SCAPES Exhibit, Art on the Park Gallery, Lake Park, Florida

  13. 2016 2nd Annual Art and Flowers Juried Show, Ellington-White Contemporary Art Gallery, Fayetteville, North Carolina

  14. 2016 National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society International Online Exhibit

  15. 2015 Coastal Area Artists’ Juried Exhibit, Ocean Ridge, Florida

  16. 2015 Cultural Council Biennial, Lake Worth, Florida 

  17. 2015 Art of the Heartland National Juried Show, Mena Art Gallery, Mena, Arkansas

  18. 2014 24th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show, Stuart Florida

  19. 2014 Cheyenne Frontier Days Spirit of the West Art Show, Old West Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming

  20. 2013 Celebrating Viva Florida Juried Art Show, Stuart, Florida 

  21. 2013 Artists of Palm Beach County Autumn Exhibit, Lake Park, Florida

  22. 2012 Flora and Fauna Competition, Rossetti Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

  23. 2012 110 Atlantic Avenue Exhibit, Delray Beach, Florida

  24. 2012 Agora Gallery Exhibit, Chelsea, New York 

  25. 2011 Featured artist at Palm Beach International Airport, Palm Beach, Florida

  26. 2011 Delray Beach Library Featured Artist, Delray Beach, Florida

  27. 2011 Hocus Pocus, Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, Florida

  28. 2011 Artists of Palm Beach County Exhibit, Cultural Arts Center, Delray Beach, Florida