Born into a Tamworth veterinary household in 1964, Sally Matthews attended Loughborough College of Art and Design from 1981-86, gaining a First Class Honours in Fine Art and Sculpture.
Since then, she has worked constantly, receiving several prestigious awards and bursaries, and travelled extensively around the world, fulfilling many public commissions.
"I make work in praise of animals to throw a light on their importance and to revere their being. The task gets more daunting as we move further away from them – domesticate or industrialize their presence and steal their land.
A trail of things left in the dust of creativity from ‘conception’ to finished work – searching, playful and mournful."