October 2018

Black History Month

My Enigmatic Grandad A presentation delivered at Preston Black History Groups 'Black to the Future' Event   Last year after creating a painting of Turner Prize winner 2017 Lubaina Himid and attending the opening night of her exhibition at the Preston Harris Museum, I had the opportunity to meet some great figures in the Preston [...]

July 2017

UK Tonsillectomy Advice

My name is Sally, I am an Artist from the UK and just two weeks today I had a tonsillectomy. On the run up to the date of your operation you are naturally curious to hear from others what their experience was to prepare yourself. I spent many hours trawling through the Internet reading peoples [...]

January 2017

Looking back

It’s January 26th and I have the morning off work, bliss. My partner Adam has been revamping my old portrait website, sallydyerartist.com, just in time for the release of the new Sky Arts portrait artist of the year series. My episode is due to be aired on February 7th, so it’s a race against the [...]