About the artist

Sally Sheinman portrait

photography by Jayne West



Sally Sheinman is a prolific painter with an interest in contemporary technology and its potential uses in art production. Sally is a conscientious artist with a deep concern for communities (past, present and mythical), people, science and the role of the individual as a contextual starting point for creating accessible but thought provoking work.

She is an American and grew up on a dairy farm close to the Canadian border. She has also previously worked on Wall Street. 

Sally received a BA degree from the State University of New York at Albany and undertook postgraduate studies at Hunter College, New York City where her tutors included Tony Smith and Robert Morris.

Sally has lived in Britain for the last 30 years and is currently working in Northampton.


Artist statement

I like to work on a BIG IDEA which is made up of many parts.

I am a painter but I like to push the boundaries of painting.

I always start small and work towards the larger scale.

I like to think that my work is about giving.

My work is about being positive.

I like to involve people, especially the general public, within my work so that they form an intrinsic and vital element to a finished piece.

I don’t like to repeat specific ideas or subjects but all my work is connected. One piece has always led on to the next in a continual artistic exploration.

Trying the new, both in terms of my own artistic exploration and new technologies is extremely important to me and interpreting that in my work, vital.

I really dislike the belief that every piece of art work requires an explanation. If most people do not get it, then I believe you have failed as a visual artist.