Drawing in Ireland
My paintings are generated from the heart
and meant to touch the heart.
In his review of a solo gallery exhibit, following is an excerpt from Marc Awodey's critique:
While some artists seem to paint the same picture over and over again, perhaps trying to create a recognizable style, painter Sally Sweetland is aesthetically restless. Her exhibition of more than 30 oil-on-linen works at Stowe's West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park evidences a dazzling array of painterly approaches. The diversity of Sweetland's show, entitled "Patches of Sunlight and Hope," is at first a little jarring, but ultimately it reveals conceptual complexity, nods to art history and a full spectrum of beautifully composed hues. The cumulative effect of Sweetland's paintings is as rich as the natural world to which they frequently refer.
"Natural Beauty" Published in Seven Days, Burlington Vermont, by Mark Awodey
Bachelor of Arts, UC Santa Cruz
Master of Architecture, M.I.T.
School of hard knocks, phD
Dual citizen to Ireland