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Guernsey-based figurative artist, Sally Ede-Golightly, paints with oils on linen and occasionally uses gilding as a way of highlighting certain elements of her work that appear naïve or toy-like. Her work has a loose yet realistic feel. Having trained as a portrait painter at London Fine Art Studios and Heatherleys School of Fine Art in London, her technique is founded on traditional atelier methods but uses a palette and language that she has developed over time. She is drawn to quiet and calm compositions, yet with an intensity often offset against chaotic themes or backgrounds. While many of her pieces are based on sittings from life, she also works with historical and environmental content to create compositions that complement the subject of the painting.
Sally was awarded the Heatherleys Portrait Prize in 2019 by Daphne Todd OBE. This year she was selected to exhibit with the Society of Women Artists (SWA) and in 2020 she was selected to exhibit with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP) and with ING Discerning Eye in London. She had her first solo exhibition in 2019 and her work has been selected for several prestigious group exhibitions in England and the Channel Islands. Sally has also completed notable commissions for private and public collections, including painting Dr. Nicola Brink MBE for lePassage Gallery in Alderney and WWII RAF pilot, Jaroslav Novak, for Art for Guernsey, which was unveiled by His Excellency Libor Secka, Czech Ambassador to the UK.