SALLIE KNOX HALL
When a battle with the Demon Cancer came to an end and the gratitude of survival burst on the scene, I began to see the world in vivid COLOR! Having always been a creative soul, but one who held back, I realized that I had nothing to lose. Never too far from my consciousness is the awareness that life is fleeting and that the moment is NOW. It is this wisdom that fuels the fantastic working groove from which my paintings emerge.
Vibrant, animated images illustrating the culture and folk of central Texas, Louisiana, and the depths of my imagination come to play often on my canvas. Celebrations of gratefulness, clarity, color, compassion, music, spiritual journeys, life, and death come alive. Images of mountains, snow and local wildlife have crept in to my narratives as we relocated to Manitou Springs, Colorado last year.
I am deeply appreciative to all who have purchased art over the years and for the ability to share love and joy through my work.
Commission prices are based on size and complexity of design. Please email me for a quote.
WOOD PANEL AND CANVAS
Acrylic, oil crayon, and charcoal.........more or less
Works in acrylic painted on found fence board and cypress planks
Come Hell or High Water Art Auction
In May of 2016, we hosted an art auction on accelevents.com to generate funds for those affected by the unprecedented flooding in Northeast Louisiana and Southeast Louisiana. $8000 was raised and split between individuals and families living in the two regions. Thank you all who participated! We are so grateful and look forward to hosting another one sometime in the future if the need should arise.
This is the Blue Stand, a very small house at the corner of Van Buren and 31st streets in Covington that is officially known as the Holy Family Hospitality Hermitage. Sister Theresa Berlin, a hermit nun, opened the Blue Stand years ago to reach out to the local neighborhood and make connections in the community. As she quoted to a Times Picayune columnist a couple of years ago, “The main goal of the Blue Stand itself is to bring about a sense of connection of the family of God, to bring people together into that relationship.”
My dear friend Tara White expressed to me that Sister Theresa, who I didn't know at the time, wanted a mural painted on the side of the building to illustrate what the Blue Stand means to the community. We hit it off immediately and I've been painting there once a week for the last several months. I'm hooked on the Blue Stand and it's people now. Once you've entered the doors, you're family forever. The stories of the neighborhood folk break my heart sometimes, but the people warm and fill my heart always. I plan to find new ways to help brighten their world and spread hope and love in our community as long as I am able.