Sally Browne is a visual artist from Sydney, best known for her stylised paintings of Australian flora and fauna. Sally grew up in the UK where she commenced her formal studies in art and surface pattern design, before travelling throughout South East Asia, and eventually settling in Sydney.
She worked as an art director (branding) for 15 years before launching her full time painting career in 2015. Her work is held in private and commercial collections in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA, France, Norway and Denmark.
“My work is informed by the wild nature that flourishes in the unkempt gardens and streets of my inner city neighbourhood. I use colour, composition and expressive line to create two dimensional narratives of my surroundings. Our flora and fauna here in Sydney is exotic and unique, and for the moment, still thriving in pockets amongst the hum of the big city backdrop. My current paintings explore the visual language of line and pattern within the Australian landscape, and are influenced by the process and characteristics of Japanese block printing.”
Still life study with Camellia and Mandarin
2018 oil on timber 30cm x 40cm This little Alla Prima oil painting celebrates Autumn and the arrival of mandarins in the supermarket and camellias in the neighbourhood.
Still life study with Stenocarpus and pink striped cloth
2019 oil on timber 61cm x 71cm Still life is my favourite genre; It gives purpose to the ton of Op shoptreasure i’ve been lugging around the planet for years,...
Still life with pink peppercorn
2019 oil on timber 46cm x 62cm This painting features a sprig of Pink Peppercorn in a blue glass vase, antiqueChinese vase and a shiny apple arranged on a semi...