Blue Nights, by Sally Garrett presents gentle paintings that capture the essence of a particular passage of time: hibiscus opening to full bloom and ripening, citrus fruits on a fleeting summer’s day.
The works explore a state of transformation and passing, observing the inevitable fading of flowers, of the end of promise and of the dying brightness of the day.
Sally Garrett has further developed her still life painting practice, with inspiration coming from the bright summer months, tropical flowers and a backdrop of Batik fabrics and intricately patterned china vases and bowls.
Garrett utilises a soft palette of washed out colours, with acrylic paint on natural linen, the paintings are reflective of sun bleached, warm summer light. A regular motif in the artworks, the hibiscus symbolises the fleeting beauty of summer, which once picked, the flower wilts and dies after only a day or two.
Her works explore the simple theme of the still life, experimenting with a subtle colour palette, expressive lines, flat patterned surfaces and delicate detail. Transcending the everyday and capture the essence of a particular moment in time.