Sally Clark

“I have studied the Old Master’s paintings and I use a combination of their techniques. I paint in layers, through underpainting and overpainting, so that the colour is formed optically by the light passing through the layers. Though I work realistically, my focus has shifted to more abstract concerns, like capturing a quality of light such as the light before a storm, the light at sunset or the diffused light of a forest.

I try to create the feeling one has when light suddenly hits a surface and there is a moment of illumination. I wish to engage the viewer in this sense of mystery, these apparitions of light.”

Sally Clark is a playwright, filmmaker and painter. She is the author of several plays, which include “Moo,” “The Trial of Judith K.,” “Jehanne of the Witches” and “Life Without Instruction.” Her plays have received a Chalmers Award, two Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations and a Governor General’s Award nomination.

In 1992, Sally Clark was a Resident at the Canadian Film Centre where she wrote and directed her short film, “Ten ways to abuse an old woman.” It won the Special Prix du Jury at the Henri Langlois International short film festival. Her short film, “The Art of Conversation” won the Bronze Award for Best Dramatic Short at the Worldfest Charleston Festival.


Oct 2018 AIRE,juried international exhibition, FCA Gallery, Vancouver
Sept 2018 Honourable Mention, Scenes from Western Canada, FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Aug 2018 Harmony Arts Festiva. juried group Exhibition, West Vancouver, BC
Oct 2017-April 2018 Kingston Prize Portrait Exhibition Tour, Firehall Theatre, Gananoque, Ontario, Oct 6-22; Peel Art Gallery Museum & Archive (PAMA) Brampton, Ontario, Nov- Jan 2018; Artport Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Feb 1-April 22, 2018.
Aug-Oct 2017 Imago Mundi, "Great and North" juried exhibition, Luciano Benetton, Venice Biennale, Palazzo Lordan, Venice, Italy
July 2017 Finalist, Kingston Prize- Canada's Portrait Competition
Aug 16-Sept 4, 2016 2nd Place Opus Award, "Painting on the Edge" POTE, international juried exhibition, FCA Gallery, Vancouver BC
June 7-19, 2016 Honourable Mention, "Icon" juried group show, FCA Gallery, Vancouver BC
April 26-May 8,2016 Honourable Mention, "Culture" juried group show, FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Mar 15-27, 2016 "Success" FCA group show celebrating recipients of Signature Status, received AFCA (Associated Member Signature Status)
Nov 24-Dec 6, 2015 Honourable Mention, "Muse" juried group show, FCA Gallery, Vancouver BC
May 16-June 7, 2015 "National Crossing Boundaries" juried art exhibition, International Art Gallery and Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery (FCA), Vancouver BC
Jan 30-Mar 1, 2014 "About Face," international juried exhibition, Cityscape Community Art Space, North Vancouver Arts Council, North Vancouver BC
Oct 8-27, 2013 "Annual International Representational Show- AIRS" open international juried exhibition, FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Oct 3-26, 2013 "Boobies and Weiners" exhibition, Hot Art Wet City Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Sept 2013 Selected for Union Gospel Mission's Rotating Gallery, painting "Tectonic Plates" featured in Vancouver Sun article, Thursday Sept 5, 2013
Aug 13- Sept 1, 2013 "Painting on the Edge" open international juried exhibition, sponsored by the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Aug 2-18 Harmony Arts Festival, Showcase Exhibition, West Vancouver, BC, Juried Exhibition

Aug 2-11, 2013

Harmony Arts Festival, Pacific Arbour Group Exhibition: A Responsive Landscape, West Vancouver, BC, Juried exhibition
April 19-May11, 2013 Uncovered- International juried exhibition sponsored by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council, North Vancouver, BC
Oct 9-28, 2012 AIRS-Annual International Representational Show, international juried exhibition sponsored by the Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC
Nov 22-Dec 31, 2010 People and the Landscape- one person juried exhibition, sponsored by Granville Island Cultural Society, Waterfront Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Oct 12-24, 2010 Millennial Bridge- 2 person juried exhibition, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, BC
June 29 2010 2010 Juried Competition promoting B.C. artists- Leighdon Studio Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Oct 28-Dec 9 2009 Art in Public Places- 2 person show at the North Vancouver District Hall,355 W. Queen’s Road, North Vancouver, BC
Jan 2008 group show-The Art Rental Show- Cityscape Community Arts Space- North Vancouver Arts Council

August 2003
“Grand Group Show II” at Karma Galley, Vancouver. B.C.
“Nude with Mouse Ears” painting, featured in ‘Cat’s Eye-art column- Catherine Barr- ‘Westender- Aug 21-27, 2003
April 2001 Group show at Hummingbird Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Feb. 1986 one person show at C'est What Gallery, Toronto,

Feb. 1983
one person show at Chromosome Gallery, Toronto,
Dec. 1982 group show, 'Small Picture Show' at The Saxe Gallery,
Toronto, Ontario
Aug. 1982 group show, 'Landscapes,' at The Saxe Gallery
July 1982 Figure forms” group show at The Saxe Gallery
Dec 1981 Small picture show” at The Saxe Gallery
Dec 1981 work published in “Home Décor” magazine, article on
portrait artists
Sept 1981 “Passion” group show at The Saxe Gallery
July 1978 group show at Cantinetta Gallery, Toronto, Ontario


1974 New School of Art, Toronto, Ontario
1973-75 York University, Ontario- graduated B.A. General Honours in Fine Arts
1971-73 University of British Columbia