Sally Brophy

 

My current work includes printmaking, painting and photography, all reflecting my love of nature through the use of color, pattern, and narrative compositions. I am a self-taught artist who has had many teachers. The most important teacher has been nature, the most recent has been the community of artists in Provincetown, MA. In 17 years I went from studying with many of the extraordinary artists at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, to being a teacher there myself. Relocating to my home state of Maine in 2015 has opened new creative avenues and is bringing the vistas of Maine’s landscape into my work. My work is included in the permanent collection at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and in collections through the U.S. It has been shown in numerous galleries, currently including Local Color Gallery, Belfast, ME, The Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, ME, James Bakker Gallery, Provincetown, MA.

PRINTMAKING: A monotype is a one-of-a-kind print, I paint with ink on a plexiglass plate, placing shapes cut out of different materials (sandpaper, aluminum foil, etc.) onto the wet ink surfaces. The painted plates are run through a press numerous times to build up layers and textures. White Line Woodcuts are created by carving a single woodblock, then slowly applying watercolor paint to a small section of the block, lowering the registered paper towards the wet paint, and rubbing the back of the paper with a spoon.

 

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