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Sally Black
Sally Black

I was educated on the Isle of Man, and did my Foundation at Isle of Man College under the tutelage of talented and wickedly funny Norman Sayle. Though I subsequently studied Graphics at Bath Academy of Art, I became a textile designer and Scientific Illustrator in New York in the late 70’s-80’s. It wasn’t until considerably later that I discovered canvas and paint.

After returning to the Island in late 1993 I made my first attempts at using oil-a wondrously exciting revelation and now oils are the medium I use exclusively. I prefer to paint large scale (probably a reaction to the small scale and exacting standards of scientific illustration in New York) however, I am now also producing smaller works which are more suited to the scale of Manx homes.

I have exhibited at the Isle Gallery in St. Johns, Hodgson Loom Gallery in Laxey and Noa Bakehouse in Douglas. My works are now in collections in the US, Indonesia and of course the Isle of Man.

I have a Facebook page Sally Black-Paintings and my website

For commissions and further information my phone contact is 07624 495480.