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Sally Banfill

"The Paintings"

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Food Giant
"Food Giant"

Elephant Car Wash
"Elephant Car Wash"

Home of the Pink Champagne Cake
"Home of the Pink Champagne Cake"


All Paintings 2000 Sally Banfill

Sally Banfill's acrylic paintings depict strange, uniquely American landscapes. Stark and surreal scenes have been archaeologically stripped of clutter to reveal some odd artifact such as a coin-operated elephant or the bygone gas station shaped like a cowboy hat and boots. These lonely tableaus have an air of mystery and a touch of the ominous. Banfill is from Olalla, Washington. She has lived in Seattle for the last eleven years, and has recently moved to Bremerton. She studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and received a BFA from the University of Hawaii in 1984. Much of her inspiration comes from the 20th century American Regionalist painters; from the lonely, isolated scenes of Edward Hopper to the whimsical and twisted world of Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood.

Selected Exhibitions

Artist's Edge Gallery: Bremerton, WA; September 1999
Madrona Automatic: Seattle, WA; February 1999
Parlour Room: Seattle, WA; September 1998
Arts Edge Juried Arts Festival: Seattle, WA; June 1998
Straylight Gallery: Missoula, MT; October 1997
Bastoky Gallery: Seattle, WA; May 1997
Cunningham Gallery, University of Washington: Seattle, WA; 1997
Summer Song Gallery: Seattle, WA; 1996
Bastoky Gallery: Seattle, WA; 1996
Twentieth Century Fine Arts: Seattle, WA; 1995
Fenix UnderGround: Seattle, WA; 1993
Pioneer Square Books: Seattle, WA; 1993
Wonderful World of Art: Seattle, WA; 1992
Resource Gallery: Seattle, WA; 1991

You are cordially invited to visit Sally's personal art web site.

Web Site:
Sally Banfill


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