Jasmine Porch and Wells Gallery feature Sally Tharp at Art Uncorked, October 25th beginning at 5pm. Enjoy fine hors d’oeuvers paired with inspiring art work, creating a Lowcountry five-star art walk and wine tasting event. Cost is $15 and includes art walk, live demo by artist, selected wines for tasting and hors d’oeuvres.
The need to create has always been prevalent in Sally’s life. After graduating from University of Rhode Island with a BFA in 1985, she worked in several creative capacities, though not necessarily in the traditional sense. In 2008, Sally became a full time artist. Sally currently prefers to work in oils and explores taking small, everyday objects and painting them on a very large scale, focusing on color, form and most importantly light.
Sally’s large scale works evoke a sense of nostalgia while still presenting wonderfully though out brush strokes. The simplicity in the aesthetics can be appreciated on a deeper level when you start to ask why she has chosen these specific objects. Although there are schools of thought that ascertain that the subject matter is of no consequence, Sally chooses carefully what she paints. She finds a deeper appreciation for those forgotten or discarded items.
“I am often drawn to the old, marred, scarred and imperfect things in life, feeling the need to show a side of them that is beautiful, giving them a voice. The objects I choose to paint hold an aesthetic beauty to me and I paint them in that light. I invite the viewer to experience the qualities in them that I find appealing and to seek the beauty in the often overlooked, sometimes imperfect items of life.”
In her short time in the public as an artist, Sally has participated in various juried shows and several solo shows. Her work is also already in many corporate and private collections.