About This Artist
SallyK was born in Ohio, a long way from the war her parents had left behind in Lebanon. Sally graduated with a BA in Fine Arts with distinction from the Lebanese American University of Beirut. In 2013, Sally and her family moved back to the United States and she now works out of her studio in California.
Sally’s portraits of women are intensely personal.
“The women I paint are an extension of me, of what I feel, how I process my surroundings, my thoughts, my angers, my pleasures. They’re the confident strong women that I strive to be. Sometimes tough and daring, sometimes shy and reserved, but always self-assured and determined; they represent what captivates me in other women; the qualities I admire, and strengths that I strive to gain.”
Sally paints portraits of contemporary women. Her style merges characteristics of abstract expressionism with realism and portrait painting. She draws inspiration from photography and fashion as well as from artists like Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Gustav Klimt.