Original piece: 22" x 28". Pen and permanent acrylic inks applied with brush on 500 lb. cold
I've always been fascinated by frogs and I love green! When my five children were young I introduced frogs to them with an aquarium. We had tree frogs, fire belly toads, bull frogs and leaping frogs. I saw them everywhere, even in my Lalique crystal dish. So, another generation and my first grandchild...adorable Sam. These frogs are for you.
Sallie has had a thirty-year career as an artist, finding time to intermix her painting and drawing with the demands of a large and active family. She began her career as an art director for Norcross Greeting Cards, where she purchased artwork and directed one of the art studios. Frequently, her own work was incorporated into the various card lines.
Sallies great strength as an artist lies in her drawing ability, her zestful use of color, and the wide range of subjects that interest her. Aside from the popularity of her work, her staying power can be explained by her disciplined, businesslike approach, and her careful attention to delivering commissions on time.
Her most recent collection shows highly stylized women (and a few men) from a gilded, more fashionable era far more formal than our lives today. She mixes her sense of design and subject matter often with the vibrant use of color in hopes to woo the viewer towards a world of contentment. Sometimes a small animal will be camouflaged within the piece.
In addition to private owners of her work, pieces by Sallie are owned by Honda, UBS Financial (formerly Paine Webber), National City Bank, Merrill Lynch, and several medical practices.
A published author, Sallie is a member of The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She's also a member of Americans for the Arts.
- Americans for the Arts
- ETSY | Ohio Art League
- Society of Acrylic Painters
- Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators