Sally Adams is a painter who divides her time between Shelby Township, Michigan, and Sarasota Florida. She creates softly blended, small yet vast paintings under her Pickledog Studio name.
The artist often works by taking photographs of potential subjects, draws inspiration from these captured images but not always directly referencing the photos. I’m quite fond of the overall aesthetic of the works in Sally’s current portfolio. Her paintings are beautifully subdued and blended, giving the viewer just enough visual information to form a figurative image, though remaining mostly focused on a gradient color plane.
I like the way Sally simplifies her picture planes, tending to focus on one of two very small figures that stand out against seemingly huge expanses of blended color. The backgrounds are focused on one primary hue but are not monochromatic, rather imbued with a great sense of depth drawn from light and shadow.