Sally Powell’s journey as an artist has taken her from working in the interior design industry in both NYC and Atlanta to the beaches of the Gulf coast and finally back to her native Birmingham, Alabama where she now lives and works as a full time artist. A wide range of subject matter allows her to explore her various techniques. From her most recent birds and tree series to her non-objective abstracts, Sally seeks to find harmony in color whether it is vibrant combinations or more subtle palettes. Sally is inspired by the relationship of colors and the moods that they create. She uses various materials to create layers that include but are not limited to paint, plaster, papers, wax, acrylic mediums and glazes applied to a wood panel using mostly a palette knife. Sally also enjoys experimenting with photography as a way to capture images that can be transferred into her encaustic pieces. As her grandfather and father were both photographers, Sally loves carrying on this familial thread in her artistic expression.
Sally studied painting at the University of Alabama and drawing at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Sally is represented in galleries in Birmingham, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia and Franklin, TN. She also shows in select juried art shows around the southeast.
Web site: sallypowellart.wordpress.com