Artist Picks: Sally Browne

By Sally Browne
Sydney

About this Curation

The work I love and collect is completely different to my own. My taste is quite eclectic and I err on the side of androgynous looking artwork if that makes sense. My own work is quite decorative and feminine - That’s just what comes out of me, it’s out of my control. But I have always loved contemporary art.


I don’t buy artwork with a specific space in mind. I never have any idea where it’s going to go in the house.


I choose art that resonates with me emotionally and also as a long term investment. I believe each piece is going to be collectable one day. And if I’m wrong, then it’s an investment we’ve enjoyed everyday so it’s a win win. I’m interested in purchasing work from emerging artists with a track record who are active in the art prize and exhibition circuit. I tend to stay away from trends; original art is not something you’re going to change up like your scatter cushions, so I have to feel like I can have a lifelong relationship with my choices.

About the Curator

Sally Browne is a visual artist from Sydney, best known for her stylised paintings of Australian Flora and Fauna. Sally grew up in the UK where she commenced her formal studies in Art and Surface Pattern Design, before travelling throughout South East Asia and settling in Sydney.


She worked as an art director (branding) for 15 years prior to launching into painting full time in 2015. Her work is held in private and commercial collections in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA, France, Norway and Denmark. Influences: Owen Jones' The Grammar of Ornament, Ukiyo-e, Brett Whiteley, David Hockney and Margaret Preston.


“My work is informed by the wild nature that flourishes in the unkempt gardens and streets of my inner city neighbourhood. I use colour, composition and expressive line to create two dimensional narratives of my surroundings. Our flora and fauna here in Sydney is exotic and unique, and for the moment, still thriving in pockets amongst the hum of the big city backdrop. My current paintings explore the visual language of line and pattern within the Australian landscape, and are influenced by the process and characteristics of Japanese block printing.”

80cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,600

110cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Photograph
$1,400

51cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil Paint
$930

82cm (W) x 82cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,600

60cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$700

40cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$440

30cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Oil Paint
$250

12cm (W) x 12cm (H)
Photograph
$390

117cm (W) x 117cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,900

122cm (W) x 153cm (H)
Oil Paint
$4,400

91cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$500

76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,450

91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$350

61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$480

50cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,750

94.5cm (W) x 110cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,700

61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$500

60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Print
$450

45.5cm (W) x 56.5cm (H)
Mixed Media
$290

68cm (W) x 53cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$390