Sally Newton is an artist based in Hampshire. Since graduating from the Cambridge School of Art in 2004 with a B.A.(Hons) in Fine Art (Printmaking), Sally has exhibited her work at solo and group exhibitions across the UK.
Drawn to her relationship with the natural world in the UK, Sally explores thematic work related to both the life and land of our island. Her recent works explore landscapes using colour, form and texture to capture a deep sense of connection with the environment. Studies always begin from life and through a series of drawings using mostly graphite or oil pastels, her work hints at a shared intimacy and legacy with the land.
Sally has studied the Grey Seal colony in Norfolk and the reintroduced Great Bustard in Salisbury Plain. Her interest in life expands beyond wildlife to the rural livestock who help to form our landscape and in 2021, is completing a year long residency at Cholderton Estate.
Her work studying wildlife led to the award of the John Busby Seabird Drawing Prize, which will enable her to study seabird colonies around the Firth of Forth in Summer 2022.