Sally Veach formed the identity of an artist early in childhood. She took several years of private art study, won awards, interned in New York City, and earned a BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts in 1984. After several years in the graphic arts, Veach settled down to devote herself to marriage and raising children, a decision she admits was a “wrong turn”.
In 2011, Veach began diligently working to rediscover her artistic voice. She kept a blog entitled “The Art Life (such as it is)”, which chronicled her struggles to “detox” from a comfortable but "purposed-for-others" life.
After this long road, Sally has come home. She is currently painting full time at her studio in Woodstock, Virginia, communicating her awe of the local landscape, and musing on the complexities of our world. Working with acrylic and oil in an abstract, intuitive, and expressive style she still depicts a recognizable scene. She gives the viewer a singular experience of light and action, concentrating on the essential elements of the environment.
Sally recently began painting Live on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SallyVeachArtist. She continues to study the theories and principles of art in master classes and workshops. She is proud to be a graduate of renowned artist, Nicholas Wilton's, Art2Life Creative Visionary Path and is a member of his Art2Life Academy. Other recent instructors include Casey Klahn and Mary Bentz Gilkerson.
She continues to be accepted in to regional, national, and international juried exhibitions. Notable solo exhibitions are scheduled for 2017 and 2018 at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and The Barns of Rose Hill. She held two solo exhibitions in Shenandoah County, Virginia in 2016. She exhibits at Shenandoah Vineyards in Edinburg, VA, and her work is held in private collections throughout the United States.
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