Sally MacCabe

Sally is largely a self-taught artist. Since moving from Woodstock in Oxfordshire to St Ives in 2000, she has focused on developing her contemporary abstract paintings which are understandably influenced by this new life by the sea. This is evident in the use of subtle blue and grey colours that dominate her work.

Many paintings are an intuitive exploration of texture, colour and applied ephemera. The outcome is unknown, which she finds both scary and exciting.

Her early work involved textiles; she used manipulated fabric and stitch in muted, textured panels. Although no longer using textiles, many of her paintings feature applied papers and a variety of materials which create a rich and interesting surface, often built up layer upon layer. Another important part of much of her work is the inclusion of fragments of personal letters and various vintage texts.