Original Framed Oil on Board

Sally has been painting and exhibiting landscapes and still life for over twenty years and divides her life between the rural Welsh Borders and coastal New Zealand. She was born in England and spent her childhood both in Britain and New Zealand. She studied illustration and design at Wellington Polytechnic in New Zealand, graduating in 1980. Returning to the UK she trained in animation at Animus Films in London. She has illustrated books, New Zealand stamps and textiles prior to turning to painting full time. Mid-life she obtained a nursing degree and worked for a time in children’s health. In 2013 she returned to painting full time to express and share her love of the natural world and strong sense of connection to the land.




Our Winter exhibition will feature Artist Sally Simons and her beautiful collection of Original oil on board and limited edition prints. The exhibition will be on display from 1st December through till 26th February 2020 at Ironbridge Fine Arts Gallery.

“Drawing and painting is a way of life that brings me closer to where I am; deepening the experience of a place and the connections within it. The paintings are my response to the mystery of the connectedness of things. Landscapes are an endless source of fascination and wonder because of the constant changing interplay of light and seasons, overlaying and illuminating the more solid forms created by those living and working in it, both now and through time. I am drawn to light and its effects – what it reveals and what is hidden. I believe there are archetypal memories associated with landscapes. My paintings attempt to express some of these qualities and hold them in space and time.”


Exhibition history

2019. The Spring Show.

Oriel Crick. Crickhowell, Wales.

2017. Ceramics and Paintings- Guppy & Simons.

Clarence St, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ.

2016. Ceramics and Paintings- Guppy & Simons.

Cowan St, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ.

2015. Landscapes.

Solo show.

Kaan Zamaan Gallery, Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand.

2015. Water Water.

Group Show.

Waiheke Community Gallery, Waiheke Island, New Zealand.

2014. The Summer Show.

Group show

Waiheke Community Gallery. NZ.

2014. Waterland.

Landscapes with Sarah Guppy ceramics.

Visual Culture, Oriental Bay, Wellington, NZ.

2013. Still Life.

Group Show.

Visual Culture, Oriental Bay, Wellington, NZ.

2013. Home Work.

Group Christmas show.

Visual Culture, Oriental Bay, Wellington, NZ.

2013. Recommenced full time painting

2009 – 2012 Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland, NZ.

RN Paediatric Nurse full time.

2009 Graduated Northland Polytechnic, Whangarei, NZ.

Bachelor of Nursing Degree.

2005 Traverse.

Exhibition with Jaqui Hasleden.

Palette Gallery, North Shore, Auckland, NZ.

2004 Group Show.

Art Bungalow, Kerikeri, Northland, NZ.

2004 Stephenson’s Island Paintings- Art at a Vineyard.

Group Show.

Marsden Estate, Kerikeri, Northland.

2003 Sea Views. Recent oil paintings.

Solo exhibition.

Covet Design Store & Gallery, Kerikeri, Northland.

2003 New paintings- Art at a Vineyard.

Group show.

Marsden Estate, Wiroa Rd, Kerikeri, Northland.

2001 Landscapes and Woodlands.

Group show.

The Meridian Centre, Kerikeri, Northland.

2000 The Summer Hanging. Four paintings of Kerikeri Inlet.

Group show with selected artists.

Chiaroscuro Gallery, Durham St E, Auckland.

2000 ‘New Paintings’ Landscapes and Still Life.

Solo exhibition.

The Kerikeri Art Gallery, Kerikeri, Northland, NZ.

1998 ‘Northern Advocates’ Landscapes of Northland.

With ceramic artists- Greg Barron and Peter Alger.

Compendium Gallery, High Street, Auckland, NZ.

1997 Landscapes.

Joint Exhibition with Scott MacFarlane.

Pouerua Homestead Gallery, Pakaraka, Northland, NZ.

Additional information

Purchase Options

Original Oil on Canvas on Board, A3 Signed Limited Edition Giclee Print on Museum Heritage Archival 310gsm Paper