Sally Veach formed the identity of an artist early in childhood. She studied the traditional mediums in four years of weekly, private art study, won awards and interned in New York City during High School, and in 1984 earned a BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts.
In 2011, Veach began diligently working to rediscover her lost, artistic voice through expressive and abstract landscape paintings inspired by her environment in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. She kept a blog entitled “The Art Life (such as it is)”, which chronicled her inner struggles to “detox” from a comfortable but purposed-for-others life. After a handful of years, she finally restored the artistic identity that had been denied.
Sally now paints full time at her studio in Woodstock, Virginia. There she communicates her awe of the Virginia and West Virginia landscape, and muses on the complexities of our world through oil and acrylic paintings. Working in an abstract, intuitive, and expressive style, Sally gives the viewer a singular experience of light and action, concentrating on the essential elements of the environment.
Sally continues to study the theories and philosophies of art by taking 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, Mary Bentz Gilkerson, and Jeff Erickson. She continues to be accepted in to regional, national, and international, juried exhibitions. Two solo exhibitions are scheduled for 2018 which will showcase her "Barns of Shenandoah" body of work. She had solo exhibitions in Shenandoah County, Virginia in 2016 and 2017. She exhibits at Shenandoah Vineyards in Edinburg, VA, and her work is held in private collections throughout the United States.
Sally Veach Art, 309 Spring Hollow Rd, Woodstock, VA 22664