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Pickledog Studio: The Art Portfolio of Sally Adams

A painting of a striped catTiger cat, acrylic on canvas with texture, sealed with gloss varnish

Sally Adams is an artist who works in both Shelby Township, Michigan, and Saratoga Florida. In her Pickledog Studio practice, the artist produces small, pared-down paintings featuring dogs, flowers, landscapes, and other subject matter. 

A painting of red poppies on a grey backgroundPoppy Dance, acrylic on canvas with texture


I really enjoy the clean yet warm compositions that Sally produces. The artist is quite good at balancing texture and negative space, often using a slight gradient in her backgrounds rather than a monochrome. I like the way that Sally tends to isolate her subject matter -- rows of poppies, for example, are painted as though in a field, but the field is simplified into controlled, beautifully coloured and textured background that emphasizes the subject through contrast. 

A screen capture of Sally Adams' Pickledog Studio art


Sally’s artworks are quite detailed and in many cases impressively realistic. Her paintings of dogs and cats, for example, capture the texture of individual hairs while emphasizing the natural expressions of these furry faces.

A painting of a dog running through a meadowGolden Flash

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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