Sally Malm, Sister Bay, will be the featured artist in August at the Unitarian Universalist Art Gallery in Ephraim.
Malm has studied art throughout her life, since a 6th grade art teacher told her she had talent. She explains that she “creates a painting because of a place, an experience or a moment in time that has spoken to her.” She often paints from photographs that she has taken, interpreting the photograph to reflect her impression of the subject. She has developed the technique “free- flow”, a wet-to-wet application, allowing this first step to dry and then adding the finishing touches. Malm enjoys using Masa and Yupo papers because of the interesting effects that can be created. The freedom in moving paint and water on these surfaces creates shapes that are unexpected. She enjoys, “splashing around, creating shapes to build upon”.
Locally, she has exhibited at the Peninsula Art School, The Clearing and Hardy Galleries. Her painting, “Sentinels” was included in the prestigious, Celebrating Door County’s Wild Places, sponsored by the Ridges Sanctuary in 2001.
The UU Art Gallery is located at 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim. Hours are on Sundays from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM and Mondays from 1 to 3 PM. The Gallery is free and open to the public.