I was born in 1951, in Philadelphia. I did not attend art school. I majored in English at the University of Michigan. I think it was my passion for literature and raw love of art which led me to develop a narrative painting style. If I cannot enter into a painting with an implied story, seen or unseen, then I am not compelled to go deeply enough into the experience to make it art.
Over the years, my style has evolved consistently, as I have evolved. Change and openness are essential to the creative spirit. I can never adequately describe my art, as it defies easy categorization. Much of it has reflected coastal New England life with an emphasis on the marine.
Now, in midlife, I have experienced quite a bit of loss and change. So much so that it would be disingenuous not to change in my art… I am returning more to landscape out of love for the beauty of the world around me. The human presence is, of course, always implied at the very least. I desire to be a strong unseen presence, involved in the scene before me. Still, never far from the whimsical, I love to paint animals and objects and people. I am more interested in being eclectic than in being easily categorized. I am no classical artist. I am a painter whose work is her greatest source of well-being”.
– Sally Caldwell Fisher