"Artistic talent is "born" in a person," Sallie
says, and she
belief that it is a gift from God.
Like most other artists, she
interest and ability young in life and was encouraged by her
Sallie's artistry flourished in middle school and high school where she
designed and painted sets for school programs and plays.
She studied studio arts at Cal State University Los Angeles, winning awards and accolades in sculpture and metal enameling.
flourished as a potter and oil painter.
painted in oils, specializing in portraiture of animals and people, but her
artistry was interrupted by her
need to support and raise a family.
experience in health care developed into a career in health care management.
retirement and move to the mountains, she
now works in watercolor and acrylics, doing mainly landscapes and mountain scenes that may include a bear or two.
Sallie wants to express all possible avenues of her
artistic nature but continues to give the glory to God who is her
Sallie's art hangs in Mountain Arts Gallery
in the Lake Arrowhead village where visitors will often find a painting embellished with a scripture verse.
The painting below, "Off on a Lark," inspired Sallie
to add the verse from Psalm:119:32 "I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free."