Sally Gatie specialises in oil paintings on canvas and linen, working on diverse scales from large works 3 x 2 meters, to small intimate pieces 10x10cm.
Her work is also reproduced as high quality giclée prints.
Sally regularly exhibits in galleries throughout the UK and her work is represented in many private collections both nationally and internationally.
I grew up in a noisy creative household. My elder siblings were all musicians; however, it was my father who introduced me to visual art. He was an excellent draughtsman and encouraged me in my drawing and painting from an early age. I have very early fond memories of copying cartoons to the sound of my sister practicing her scales on the piano. Checking that the drawing was in proportion and blocking in colours became second nature to me.
An early career in a London architects studio making technical drawings was fascinating because it was hands on, visual and had the element of problem solving to it.
However, as a young adult I knew that my heart lay in being a fine art painter. It wasn’t until I was older and with four young children that I started my fine art degree at the University of York. As I have always been interested in what makes us human, I chose to return to drawing the figure. Sketching my children as they grew felt very natural and I was intrigued with the innocence and simplicity of the child.