The natural world is the main focus of my
work. I use traditional printmaking techniques including
copperplate etching, lithography and monotypes, and newer
methods such as solarplate intaglio.
My inspiration comes from the natural elegance
and beauty found uniquely in nature. I draw my images from
fleeting impressions as well as close examination of forests
and trees. I try to make nature more accessible and to point
out its profoundness. To notice the quiet beauty of a pasture
in the morning light, the coolness of a trail that leads
into the woods; the shimmer of sunlight through leaves,
and the strength of vines twisting upward into a tree are
what remind me of who I am.
Sally Franks work been shown at Weir
Farm National Historic Site, the Katonah Museum, the Hammond
Museum, the Audubon Society Center of Greenwich, CT as well
as the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT.
She works out of her studio in North Salem, New York.
Originally from Chester County, PA, Frank
studied early on with Chadds Ford artist Tom Bostelle. She
began making prints while at Simons Rock College in
Great Barrington, MA and followed that path to earn her
Masters degree in printmaking from CW Post College
in New York. Her prints and drawings have been widely exhibited
in Connecticut, New York and Florida. From1986 to1989, Frank
lived in Sao Paulo, Brazil where she traveled extensively,
photographed and painted. She then moved to Palm Beach,
FL, where she exhibited at the Helander Gallery, Armory
Art Center and HB Starr gallery. She moved to the Northeast
in 1994 and began to work out of the Center for Contemporary
Printmaking and later served on their Board of Directors.
In 2009, she was awarded an Artist in Residency by the Weir
Farm Arts Center in Wilton, Connecticut.
She is represented by The White Gallery in
"Among [the artists]
is Sally Frank, who created a dense, enticing image
of a gray winter forest using a solarplate intaglio
print process, in which an image is transferred to
a printing plate using sunlight or an artificial light
source. The print has a rare luminosity and richness
-- Benjamin Genocchio,
The New York Times, Sunday, April 29, 2007