Sallie’s great strength as an artist lies in her drawing ability, her zestful use of color, and the wide range of subjects that interest her. Aside from the popularity of her work, her staying power can be explained by her disciplined, businesslike approach, and her careful attention to delivering commissions on time.

Her most recent collection shows highly stylized women (and a few men) from a gilded, more fashionable era far more formal than our lives today. She mixes her sense of design and subject matter often with the vibrant use of color in hopes to woo the viewer towards a world of contentment. Sometimes a small animal will be camouflaged within the piece.

In addition to private owners of her work, pieces by Sallie are owned by Honda, UBS Financial (formerly Paine Webber), National City Bank, Merrill Lynch, and several medical practices.

A published author, Sallie is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She’s also a member of Americans for the Arts.

Sallie, having been widowed at a very early age, cherishes life. She views life as a gift of which every moment should be savored. She is blessed with five great children, including five grandchildren and a wonderful husband, all of whom continuously inspire Sallie in her work.  Charlie, Sallie’s eight year-old King Charles Spaniel continues to serve as a constant reminder of how precious life and loyalty are in this world today.

Career Highlights

  • “Whimsical Animals”—a series of four limited edition prints published by the National Wildlife Gallery, Ft. Myers, Florida.

  • Paintings of endangered species displayed in a one-woman show in the Short North Gallery, Columbus, Ohio.

  • Paintings of wildlife and endangered species chosen for a National Juried Show at Great Southern Hotel, Columbus, Ohio.

  • Commissioned to design the first official poster for the Dublin (Ohio) Arts Festival.

  • Commissioned to design Worthington, Ohio poster for arts festival.

  • Paintings of wildlife selected for a one-man show at Jacobson’s in the Columbus (Ohio) City Center.

  • Introduced a series of American Indian designs and paintings at a one-woman show.

  • Introduced the book Brave Star and the Necklace of Land of The Moons with the accompanying posters at the Charlevoix Art Show in Michigan.

  • Showed Indian and wildlife art for four consecutive years at the prestigious juried Waterfront Art Festival, Charlevoix, Michigan.

  • Brave Star was nominated for parent-teacher book award.

  • Published a series of limited-edition prints of American Indian subjects for galleries in Sedona, Arizona.

  • Selected, along with Peter Maxx, as commissioned artist for Ameri-Flora ‘92. Produced five prints and a selection of cards and T-shirts.

  • Created a panda poster with matching T-shirt commissioned for the Columbus Zoo’s panda exhibit and atoll exhibit. Produced two posters for the giraffe exhibit.

  • Commissioned to produce The Kid Works line for Bath and Body Works division of The Limited. The line included a signed poster, five perfume and bath bottles as well as other products.

  • Took leave from the design world to take a journey of care for her father—an Alzheimer’s victim. Since then has served on two boards seeking to establish improved Alzheimer’s facilities in Central Ohio. Planning a 25-painting charity show to raise funds for a proposed state-of-the-art facility.

  • Commissioned to produce paintings for the Babe Zaharias Cancer Society Golf Tournament.

  • Gallery show of only original artwork at Caterina’s LTD, Columbus, Ohio.