Sally BASSETT

1945—
Sally is mainly based in Mousehole. Her Cornish connections go back to her great-grandfather, a Cornish tin engineer at Downgate on the Tamar. The essence of her work is its energy, vitality and colour. Sally's work usually commences with observational sketches and drawings collected in a tiny sketch book where she notes down in line, colour and words that which engages her. Extensive walks around the dramatic coastline of the Penwith peninsula and the Lizard provide inspiration for her art. Her subjects are mainly the wild seas, fishermen and boats, but can also include landscapes and flowers. Sally's wild wave paintings are an effort to catch the essence of the movement, the splash, drip and roar of the waves on the shore or over rocks.