The Art Circus Contemporary Artists
Stiff Breeze and the Yacht Out in Front

by Sally Bassett

Sally taught for a number of years in primary and secondary schools before taking an honours degree in Fine Art.

Much of Sally's work features flower painting, landscapes and seascapes, capturing vibrant colour, energy and movement.
Her customers are truly international, and her paintings are to be found in homes and boardrooms in many parts of the world.

Sally's corner of the world is a small village in the Hertfordshire countryside, although she also has a base in Cornwall, where she paints wild seas, calm mornings, boats and fishermen – she is deeply absorbed in all aspects of the coast, and can't stay land-locked for long.

The essence of Sally's work is its energy, vitality and colour. Her art work begins with observational drawings and notes collected in a small sketchbook. She may use charcoal on paper, acrylic paint on canvas or board, collage on paper, or silk dye on silk.

Sally spends many hours a week out in the countryside or by the sea, all the year round and in all weathers.
Her need to be outdoors and her love of nature in the raw underlies most of her paintings, and is the key to why so much of her work conveys the special atmosphere, energy and light of a single moment.

Sally says, "I think my most successful pieces evolve when I have been able to distil the power, colour, atmosphere and essence of a place or subject and to communicate the excitement I feel in a three-way dialogue between myself as the artist, the work itself and and the person looking at it."