SALLY REYNOLDS art
 
 

Biography

Sally Reynolds spent her formative years on a country property near Dungog in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales and she now resides in the beautiful seaside town of Nelson Bay, NSW. Reynolds is an artist who graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts (Distinction) from The Newcastle Art School in 2015. Printmaking and Painting were her specialist field of study and she was selected as a finalist in the Carol Duval Memorial Painting Prize 2014. Participation in various Summer and Winter Schools at the National Art School with tutors David Fairbairn, Lucy Culliton and Michelle Hiscock has extended her practice; she also studied Life Drawing at the Julian Ashton Art School. Reynolds has exhibited at the Front Room Gallery, Newcastle Art School in the exhibitions - ‘Juice’ and ‘Loading’ and participated in a group Exhibition with two fellow graduates at Art Systems Wickham, titled “By My Own Foot” and in the gallery curated exhibition “Paint Like Bill” at Gallery 139 in Hamilton in 2015. In 2016 Reynolds participated in the gallery curated group Exhibition “Nature Stirred” at Gallery 139 and the group Exhibition “The nature of Wabi Sabi” at Art Systems Wickham. During 2017 Reynolds exhibited in Gallery 139's exhibitions; 'Big Bad Land'; Director's Choice; 'Gallery 139 Presents' at the Janet Clayton Gallery in Paddington. Then in 2018 participated in Gallery 139's 'The Doggie Show'. At the end of 2017 she exhibited in the 'Stock Room Exibition' at Art Systems Wickham.

 

Reviews

"At the Newcastle Art School of TAFE until December 5 the graduating class of the new Advanced Diploma also showed real strength in photo media. Of the painters, Liss Finney succeeds with hazy atmospherics and Sally Reynolds’ red gorge wall could be one of the year’s most arresting images." Jill Stowell Newcastle Herald Dec 6th 2015.

“The most successful works are less literal tributes. Sally Reynolds paints the Wangi foreshore with brio” Jill Stowell Newcastle Herald Sept 15th, 2015.

"Gallery 139 has collected a wonderfully diverse catalogue of works inspired by the idea of landscape. Sally Reynolds woodcuts continue to recreate the red cliffs of Central Australia’s West McDonnell Ranges” Jill Stowell Newcastle Herald April 16th, 2015.

".....especially for Sally Reynolds it is the Japanese aesthetic of woodblock print, that traditional means of capturing the transient moment. Sally Reynolds takes this immediacy further into urgent oil paintings made among the trees of Tomaree National Park” Jill Stowell Newcastle Herald October 15th, 2016.

".....Sally Reynolds's woodcuts continue to recreate the red cliffs of Central Australia's MacDonnell Ranges." Jill Stowell Newcastle Herald April 16th 2016.

"The latest exhibition ‘Big Bad Land’ made landscape muse. I had a soft spot for the painting ‘Path to the Beach. Yuraygir National Park’ by Sally Reynolds. I was wandering again down the sand track to the balmy beach in Goa (in my imagination at least). But it wasn’t only the reverie this painting placed me in that appealed. I also relished the quality of the paint application especially within the leaves and branches of the tree where the sky juxtaposed beautifully against the thick painterly brush strokes. Hmmm rather tempting. Exhibition finished August 6th." Newcastle's Casual Reviewer of Art August 2017

"There are works it is really good to see again, such as the monumental woodblock print by Sally Reynolds, where light filtering through a towering dark forest powerfully conveys atmosphere." Jill Stowell Newcastle Herald September 9th 2017.

"Other mixed media sculpture includes the insouciant spotty creature of Jane Hosking and an inventive shaggy portrait by Sally Reynolds." Jill Stowell Newcastle Herald January 20 2018.