Sally Mathews

Elected to RCA 2000

Born Tamworth 1964, Sally lives near Builth Wells, Powys.  Studied at Loughborough College of Art and Design.

“My painting tutors continually asked me for deep and meaningful reasons for my painting animals which I could not provide them with. Everyone has their own reasons for using animals in their art, but for me I always go back to the animals themselves for inspiration. My love of them, their different form, movement, smell and nature are the reasons for my making them.Their nature, even of a domesticated or trained animal is unpredictable and wild, their presence is always enlivening. I want my work to remind people of our need for animals and the example their nature provides us with.”