Heritage Center Art Exhibit

Sally Davies: Point of View

December 12 – February 28

Opening Reception –  January 6, 2-4pm

Maryland Milestones Heritage Center

4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781

“Daddy Drives” (Central Park, NYC)

Sally Davies has lived and worked in Prince George’s County for over 20 years.  Originally from England, she studied illustration and graphic design at Sheridan College in Canada.  Her illustrations have been published in magazines, cookbooks, menus, textbooks, posters, and 14 children’s books in Canada and the US.  Her award-winning illustrations are done with ink line and bright watercolor washes.

 

The paintings in this exhibit, POINT OF VIEW, are part of her series of landscapes with unusual vantage points.  “In this current political world of insular countries and self-protectionism, I want to show our planet as one whole place, a community.  Aside from recognizable architectural clues for a specific place, the people in my paintings look so familiar. They are doing ordinary things, like going to work, taking kids to school, cycling home, and meeting with friends.  I want to show that common bond of humanity throughout the world.”

 

The Maryland Milestones Heritage Center, located within the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, is a hybrid information center, workshop, and art gallery operated by Maryland Milestones/Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc. The gallery is a small scale space for local artists who speak to the history and culture of the region. For details, contact info@anacostiatrails.org

 

 

Drop in the Bowl, Greenbelt Skate Park

POINT OF VIEW: Paintings by Sally Davies

Artist’s Bio:

Sally Davies has lived and worked in Prince George’s County for over 20 years.  Originally from England, she studied illustration and graphic design at Sheridan College in Canada.  Her illustrations have been published in magazines, cookbooks, menus, textbooks, posters, and 14 children’s books in Canada and the US.  Her award-winning illustrations are done with ink line and bright watercolor washes.

Over the past 15 years, her large-scale acrylic on canvas paintings have been juried into numerous galleries in the mid-Atlantic region, winning many prizes.  She is a juried member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, the Potomac Valley Watercolorists, Gallery 75 at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, and the Children’s Book Guild of Washington, DC.  In 2017, she had a solo show at the Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, titled “Global Views: Light & Shadow”.

 

Artist’s statement:

The paintings in this exhibit, POINT OF VIEW, are part of my series of landscapes with unusual vantage points.   In this current political world of insular countries and self-protectionism, I want to show our planet as one whole place, a community.  Aside from recognizable architectural clues for a specific place, the people in my paintings look so familiar. They are doing ordinary things, like going to work, taking kids to school, cycling home, and meeting with friends.  I want to show that common bond of humanity throughout the world.

Part of my artistic process is to document the evolution of my paintings from sketches to final canvas.  Over the past two years, I have made several time-lapse films of my painting process, photographing my artwork (including rough sketches & color studies) every few hours/days.  I put all these images together into short time-lapse films for each painting, to give an idea of my creative process. Here is the link for some of my time-lapse films: http://tinyurl.com/h4pav2u

My paintings are of ordinary people in landscapes with interesting views or unusual compositions, featuring places I have visited around the world.  I hope to show our planet as one whole place, a community. The mother you see holding her child’s hand while crossing the street looks so recognizable in any country. I want to show that bond of humanity throughout the world.

 

 

Sally Davies painting of skateboarder entering bowl.
The Big Bowl, Greenbelt Skate Park

Works on Display

  1. Drop in the Bowl, Greenbelt Skate Park (18 x 36 inches, Acrylic on Gallery-Wrapped, Deep Canvas) $1700.
  2. Row of Benches (18 x 36 inches, Acrylic on Gallery-Wrapped, Deep Canvas) $1700.
  3. The Long Ride Home (18 x 36 inches, Acrylic on Gallery-Wrapped, Deep Canvas) $1700.
  4. “Are We There Yet?” (18 x 36 inches, Acrylic on Gallery-Wrapped, Deep Canvas) $1700.
  5. Dancing Tulips (12 x 36 inches, Acrylic on Gallery-Wrapped, Deep Canvas) $1100.
  6. College Cafeteria (24 x 48 inches, Acrylic on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas) $2200.
  7. The Big Bowl, Greenbelt Skate Park (36 x 18 inches, Acrylic on Gallery-Wrapped, Deep Canvas) $1700.
  8. Daddy Drives (36 x 24 inches, Acrylic on Gallery-Wrapped, Deep Canvas) $2200.
  9. Four Boys & a Sculpture (36 x 12 inches, Acrylic on Gallery-Wrapped, Deep Canvas) $1100.