About the Artist
Sally Barron was born in Whanganui moving to England age 13 and attending University in Leeds and The Royal College of Art in London. She returned with her family to live in Nelson 12 years ago.
She works almost exclusively in oils, with key themes exploring our relationship with the environment, balancing figuration with the abstract.
Recent works describe the nature of childhood in a New Zealand landscape, using a vivid colours and gestural techniques influenced by post impressionists such as Bonnard and Matisse, as well as strong abstract elements from artists like Rauschenberg and Diebenkorn. She is particularly inspired by local histories within certain landscapes, having had a studio in Ngawhatu valley, Stoke next to the Victorian Boys Orphanage and is currently working on a series of paintings about Rutherford in Havelock.
- Wow Reflections Gallery Dec 2012 – Landfall
- Nelson Expo 2013
- Bridge St Collective Oct 2013 – Another Place
- Nelson Expo 2014
- Red Gallery 2014
- Red Gallery
- Now Voyager August 2014
- The Go Between Feb 2015
- Gesture Nov 2015