Sally McLaren work’s largely reflect the wonderful countryside of Wiltshire that surrounds her: be it the marks made by cultivation, or the mood caused by the varying weather patterns and the seasons. She has also been inspired by mist rising in the early morning, bright sunlight on a hot day, a storm approaching and the stillness of dusk.
McLaren has exhibited widely and her work is in many public collections at home and abroad. Most recently, in 2017, she participated in an exchange exhibition at the Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art, China. The RWA open exhibition and in Drawn, also at the RWA. McLaren has also exhibited in a solo show at The Chapel Bruton, Somerset in 2017 and also at the Bankside Gallery in London during 2016.
‘We properly pay attention to McLaren’s landscapes because we have not seen their subjects in that light before, and we will not look at the landscapes we see in the same way after’, writes Mel Gooding from the essay ‘The Art of Sally McLaren, In Search of Stillness’. McLaren lives and works in Wiltshire.
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