SallyAnn Mickel has an artistic style which expresses her deep love of nature and animals and the joy she experiences while creating her artwork. After years of rendering nature subjects in an exact, realistic manner, Mickel has realized her own emotional response to the natural world. Her portraits and landscapes are done in an impressionistic style using a limited palette, thick, rich oil paint or pastels, and a simplified vision. Currently, Mickel is exploring the combined mediums of collage and pastel. A concern for the environment and wildlife are underlying theme’s in Mickel’s artwork; artwork that is continually evolving.
SallyAnn received her basic art training from Towson State College in Baltimore, Maryland and various courses and workshops offered in the Maryland area. Her inspiration comes from nature and animals. Her animalscapes (as she calls her portraits) are done realistically and in an Impressionistic style with soft pastels on quality Mi-Tientes pastel paper.
Her animal portraits have been juried in and have won awards in local and national art shows, including ‘The Art Show At The Dog Show’ in Wichita, KS and ‘The Cat Show’ in Rockville, MD. She has portraits in art collections from Baltimore, Maryland to St. Paul, Minnesota, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Australia and Indonesia.
SallyAnn is currently an Artist Member of the Maryland Pastel Society and the Maryland State Arts Council. She is represented by Worthington Gallery, Butler, Maryland and Riverview Gallery, Havre de Grace, Maryland.