The Blue Chair by Sally West

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  • By: KERRY-ANNE BLANKET
  • Thursday 25th January 2018
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Sally West is no stranger to still life. Her famous floral artworks and her “Natives in the Olive Jar” series sold out at KAB Gallery. She has a beautiful way of giving life to everyday inanimate objects by positioning them alongside a gorgeous bunch of flowers and painting them to enjoy forever.

Sally West always has a personal connection with the flowers she paints, whether she has picked them on a walk, received them as a gift or purchased them from her local fruit shop. Her titles such as “A Bucket Full of Manly”, “My Birthday” and “Flowers from Sunday” give hints of the story behind how each bunch have come to be the inspiration for the work. This painting includes much more than that – the composition draws together a selection of objects from her studio: a blue chair, vintage lamp, clock, nest of tables etc. As the title suggests, the blue chair is a key feature for Sally West. The chair has been in her studio as long as she can remember and while she has always intended to reupholster it she explains “it just never happened and now I might just have to keep it blue”. 

 

Sally West
Blue Chair
Oil on Canvas 75x100cm
FINALIST 2017 Waverley Art Prize
AUD $3750
The Blue Chair – Detail Photo

 

This textured oil painting “The Blue Chair” (75x100cm, Oil on Canvas) was selected as a finalist in the Waverley Art Prize 2017. The prize received a large number of applications, with more than 550 entries. The judges were Wendy Sharpe and Will Sturrock. You can read more about the prize here and take a closer look at the painting here 

 

The Blue Chair – Detail Photo
The Blue Chair – Detail Photo
The Blue Chair – Detail Photo

 

Other still life stand out’s by Sally West include “Orchid and Other Things” and “Sydenham Road Flowers in the Bucket” 

Sally West
Orchid and Other Things
Oil on Canvas 90x120cm
AUD $5500
Sally West
Sydenham Road Flowers In The Bucket
Oil on Canvas 90x120cm
AUD $5500

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.