into a Sally Richardson painting and you step into Sally’s world.
Sally’s home is a work of art in itself and is the main subject of her highly individual and authentic paintings, full of uplifting colour.
lives in a beautiful picturesque Edinburgh colony home, part of a set
of colonies built for workers in the 19th century. Her home is like
her art. Hand-painted cupboards full of vintage, a small but gorgeous
garden bursting forth in a chaos of colour each spring and summer,
bright clothes swinging from the washing line above. Her cat –
Scampi, flowers, slumbering figures, enamel bread bins…are just
some of the subjects of her warm and embracing paintings.
her paintings are more than their subject. Sally has developed a highly individual
style that is totally her own. Texture, scratches, paint whorls and
rubbing back all are part of her highly worked and complex surfaces.
Sally’s textural, rough-surfaced yet beautifully coloured pieces are truly unique. You’d recognise a Sally Richardson painting anywhere.
Rosy Barnes 2022