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Sadly Harmless

watercolor and ink artist
Saint Louis, MO

“My art has become a visual diary of what happens in my world and how those things affect me. I use these characters as a vehicle to tell my own story.”

Sally’s unique work can feel like an illustration in a children’s book—one in which narwhals knit striped scarves, carnivals take place on the backs of whales and towering snow-capped peaks grow on the back of grizzlies. Yes, the venerable Seuss himself should be taking notes on these dreamlike prints and shadowboxes, made from original ink and watercolor drawings. Sally readily admits that she is fascinated with the animal world, often placing twee creatures in the most unusual of circumstances. Grinches and Loraxes and Sneetches have nothing on her.