Sally Winter began training as a printmaker at Bournemouth College of Design in 1978. She set up her own studio in Dorset in 1980, where she continues to work from today. She primarily works in the medium of etching and aquatint on zinc plate and uses traditional methods to create her images, less conventionally she inks her colour plates A la Poupee, inking all colours on one plate and printing the image in one pull.
Her images draw on her home County of Dorset and the nearby New Forest, but also extends to her extended family’s home in Pembrokeshire, her childhood home in the Cotswolds, and recently to Cumbria and the Lake District. In addition to land and Seascapes she uses the form and vibrancy of floral subjects and her garden as a continuing source of images and is a former member of the Society of Botanical Artists. Landscapes often begin with a walk , a camera and a sketch book all providing reference for plates completed in the studio, often attempting to recreate an atmosphere or moment of light rather than a topographical study. Still-life’s and floral images are always made directly from life within the studio. Sally also works in Collagraph and Monoprint when the subject matter suggests a looser approach less dependent on drawing.
Her work is featured in the Mascot Media range of printmaking books and is published as Greeting Cards by Art Angels in the Winter Printmaker range. Her work has been exhibited throughout the UK, Europe and the USA.