I like to think my work makes people happy and brightens their day.
Sally Poole is a Western Australian contemporary artist practicing in a naive style with rhythmic imagery, an absence of perspective with an emphasis on strong, bright colours and shapes.
Elements are repeated in varying ways throughout Sally’s compositions, creating a sense of movement and pulsation, evoking the sense of a piece of music or a child at play. The repetition creates a sense of harmony and rhythm, giving context to the relationship between the elements in each work.
Her work invites the viewer to temporarily ignore the drudgery of adulthood and everyday life, with vibrant colours and comforting forms reminiscent of childhood.
For Sally, her work is a way to escape. She says painting her rhythmic forms and repetitive images is relaxing, meditative and describes her process as art therapy. Her unique style has evolved throughout a decade of experimentation, study and development.
She works predominantly with acrylic paint on stretched canvases, although at times she paints on found objects.
Sally Poole lives and works in Collie, Western Australia.
‘Naive art emerged in the last fifty years as one of contemporary art’s most important styles because it has endured the ever changing styles around it, and remains generally the same. It is interesting to note that despite the large number of primitive or naive painters around the world, they all possess a distinct unity of style.’ Source: ArtHistoryGuide.com