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Balmoral Beach Captured by Sally West for a Special Commission

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  • Kerry-Anne Blanket
  • 22/08/2020

Balmoral Beach is one of Sydney’s beach jewels, and you can easily see why. Balmoral is as expansive as most of the city’s ocean beaches but its harbourside position means it is shielded from winds and big waves. The calm waters provide a sheltered swimming enclosure and lovely picnic spots.

Balmoral Beach

Many Sydneysiders will happily tell you of fond memories and pastimes there. Weekends with the family, morning jogs, walks at dusk, hot fish & chips even a quick stop to enjoy the view. 

It was surprising that Sally West had not painted the Sydney location until a recent special commission was requested through KAB Gallery. Commissions are a great opportunity for our clients to have something custom created but they are also great opportunities for the artist to discover new possibilities. This is exactly what happened earlier this year with a special Balmoral request by our lovely client. The brief was set based on the clients love for the location and her personal pastimes spent there with her young family. Their life was captured in paint by Sally West, symbolized through the location, viewpoint, landscape inclusions and the nostalgic summer atmosphere illustrated in the piece. 


Sally West
Commissioned oil painting of Balmoral Beach
Oil on Canvas 90x150cm
KAB Gallery


The commission process through KAB Gallery is renowned as the best in the industry. We take great pride and care in ensuring the client receives exactly what they want. Over several discussions, visual examples and a clear brief we ensure that we understand exactly what our client wishes to achieve and that the artist fully understands the requirements. Our expert team are there to ensure that both the client and artist are 100% happy with the result. 

As part of this Balmoral Beach project, Sally West’s independent research of the location involved the creation of a series of drawings and oil painted studies on paper. While the drawings will not be available for purchase we were pleased to have these gorgeous painted oil studies professionally mounted and now available on display at our beautiful Terrigal art gallery. 


Sally West painting of Sydney Beach - Balmoral beach
Sally West
Balmoral Beach Study 1
Sally West
Balmoral Beach Study 5
Sally West
Balmoral Beach Rotunda
Sally West
Proudly represented at KAB Gallery
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Photographs of the Balmoral Studies styled and taken by the amazing Suzana at

Malamoon Photography

Kerry-Anne Blanket, Director & Curator - KAB Gallery
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Kerry-Anne Blanket

Director & Curator - KAB Gallery

KAB Gallery’s Kerry-Anne Blanket holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts and two Masters degrees (Hons) from the University of Sydney. With an extensive career in art education along with the management of museums and investment art galleries, Kerry-Anne can offer premier art consulting to her clients and source specially requested works. 

She has a keen eye for detail, comprehensive art market knowledge and a love of all things beautiful. Kerry-Anne works directly with artists and collectors alike to curate interesting and eclectic exhibitions.