Sallie Ashe is a non-commercial artist living in Doncaster. Her artwork touches on subjects important to her, such as the issues surrounding people seeking asylum.
Her recent visits to Rio de Janeiro and Bahia in Brazil have inspired her current collection of paintings, mostly in acrylic paint or abstract. Her artworks feature people, buildings, tropical flora and sculptures mixed with the dramatic scenery of the region.
Formerly trained as a surface pattern designer in the 1970s, Sallie then worked primarily in fabric design for women’s fashions, greetings cards and ceramics before moving to a career as a solo artist. At this time, her chosen medium was water-colour featuring delicate botanical paintings whose style is in stark contrast to the dramatic colours and textures of her work today.
Sallie is currently exhibiting some of her work at the Corner Gallery in Heeley Bank Antiques Centre in Sheffield. Aside from this, she is also currently working and exhibiting at the Corn Exchange gallery as a member of The New Fringe and regularly sell work at the Dovecot Gallery, Styal.