Sally Bennett

Artist Statement

Sally Bennett is an abstract expressionist, currently working on a series of paintings. Each completed piece is actually comprised of two or more separate paintings. It is a complex and often challenging process, but the artist, with more than three decades of experience, admits she enjoys the problem solving aspect.
Bennett starts with a black gessoed canvas. To that she adds color, pattern, and collage. By letting go, and shifting from intention to intuition, the silent dialogue begins. The artist and the work communicate; she listens, and then responds.
The next chapter is the cutting of each painting into strips that are laid out on a work table and intermingled, creating a kaleidoscopic extravaganza. Finally, once a rhythm emerges from the slivers of multiple content-laden paintings, they are painstakingly woven together. Out of chaos, beauty emerges and it all becomes new again, a fresh visual story to share with the world.
It is the mystery of the hidden images that intrigue her, as well as the disparate elements that have come together in harmony. This series represents not just an engaging transformation of her paintings, but a major shift in methodology for the artist. Bennett states “Developing this series has been a journey of self-discovery and continues, on a daily basis, to fuel my artistic growth.

for the birds

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
47" x 15" x 2.5"

$3500

one sided #2

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
57" x 8" x 2.5"

$3200

Jukebox Junction

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
54" x 34" x 2.5"

$5200

Heads or Tales #2

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
32" x 12"

$2600

loose ends

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
47" x 15" x 2.5"

$3800

One by One #2

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
53" x 9" x 2.5"

$2600

One by One #1

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
53" x 9" x 2.5"

$2600 sold

one sided #1

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
57" x 8" x 2.5"

$3200

One by One #3

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
53" x 9" x 2.5"

$2600 sold

Alterations

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
44" x 20" x 2.5"

$3800 sold

taking sides (diptych)

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
45" x 16" x 2.5"

$3800

turning heads

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
65" x 9" x 2.5"

$4200

a stones throw

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
28" x 8" x 2.5"

$1250

look both ways

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
72" x 9" x 2.5"

$4000 sold

running out

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
28" x 8" x 2.5"

$1350 sold

off the hook #1

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
35" x 30" x 2.5"

$4200

fresh produce #1

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
56" x 28" x 2.5"

$4800

ear on the wall #1

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
52" x 12" x 2.5"

$3800

empty windows

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
54" x 34" x 2.5"

$5200

heads or tales #1

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
32" x 12" x 2.5"

$2600

loud silence #3

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
31" x 78" x 2.5"

$7800 sold

formal attire

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
44" x 22" x 2.5"

$3800

ear on the wall #2

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
52" x 12" x 2.5"

$3800

off the hook #2

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
35" x 30" x 2.5"

$4200

check and balances

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
48" x 36"

$5200

looking glass

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
30" x 30"

$3600

riches to rag

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
44" x 46"

$5200 sold

one liner

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
57" x 25" x 2.5"

$4800 sold

around the corner

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
48" x 24" x 2.5"

$4800 sold

cuckoo birds

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
47" x 16" x 2.5"

$4000

lost and found

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
72" x 72"

$9000

nervous system

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
60" x 52"

$7000

the heart of the mystery

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
38" x 50"

$5500

the observer

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
41" x 43"

$5000

wallflower

acrylic on canvas; mixed media
56" x 56"

$6500