Originally born in Lincolnshire, after studying Fine art in the North East of England, Sal moved to London with a BA Hons in Fine Art, and has been living and working in the capital ever since.
Starting in Painting she moved into mixed media and assemblage work whilst at college, influenced by the derelict, deprived area she found herself studying in; creating works from discarded materials found dumped in the local surroundings. Returning to painting as her main discipline her work continues to be influenced by a fascination with human nature whether dealing with absence and isolation or interaction and emotion, her works explore the influence of human beings either on their surroundings or on each other. Producing, generally, figurative work, she utilises photographs, found images and objects as starting points and then transforms and/or de-contextualises them to alter interpretation and confound stereotype. Recent work has been inspired by images appropriated from film, photography and the media, and exploits the conventions of cinematography; heavy cropping, close-ups, angled shots, saturated colours, as well as the use of dialogue for titles.
She has exhibited in London and across the UK. Recent group and solo shows include: Flux, The Rag Factory, London; Discerning Eye, Mall galleries; Beep Wales Swansea; A Conscious Identity, Espacio Gallery; Moving Scenes, solo show, gallery at Hackney Picturehouse; Face Facts, Face Fictions, solo show, Resource for London. Works are held in private collections in the UK, Spain, Portugal and the United States.