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Creative Matters with Sally Bulling

Sally Bulling is a contemporary New Zealand painter living in Queenstown.

Invoking a sense of energy, Sally Bulling's abstract works are created with physical movements, sweeping marks, dripping flicks and elaborate pours. Her love of colour, light and reflection is captured in her beautiful paintings.

After a successful career in the fashion and fine art industry she returned to her love of painting in 2020 and now works full time on her art practice.

I loved hanging out with Sally in my Muriwai studio. What a gorgeous woman! We share a love of sparkles and colour and I found our chat very inspiring as I'm sure you will too. Sally talks about her career in art consultancy and shares some great tips for approaching galleries, choosing a gallery for your work, the advantages of being represented by a gallery and what galleries look for in an artist.

She talks about how she got back in to painting in 2020, how she came to use mirrors as a canvas and stickers as a medium and how her first work sold in a gallery within 3 hours - marking the beginning of a very successful artistic career. We chat about her process from sourcing and cutting mirrors, selecting and layering paint to tinting and applying epoxy resin, adding gilding to the edges of her work and her technical approach to colour.

Sally has a solo show at Parnell Gallery coming up - A Pansy for your Thoughts -

14 - 28 May. Preview: Tuesday 14 May, 5.30-7pm.

Sticker works

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