Alluring, flirtatious, vibrant, and demure the beautiful women of Sally K’s paintings emerge through crowns of fauna and playful brushstrokes Her style merges characteristics of abstract expressionism with realism and portrait painting to convey the complexity, as she describes, of the “sensuality, independence, and confidence you see in strong women.”
Sally K attended college in Beirut, where she graduated with a BA in Fine Arts with distinction from the Lebanese American University of Beirut. In 2013, she moved back to the United States for a time and is now based in Qatar.
The portraits of women in Sally K's work are intensely personal. “The women I paint are an extension of me, of what I feel, how I process my surroundings, my thoughts, my angers, my pleasures.” She strives to be like the women in her work. “Sometimes tough and daring, sometimes shy and reserved, but always self-assured and determined; they represent what captivates me in other women; the qualities I admire, and strengths that I strive to gain.”
Sally K draws inspiration from photography, pop culture and fashion as well as artists ranging from Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock to Gustav Klimt. Her highly regarded paintings have been collected by notable celebrities such as Jesse McCartney and Kelly Clarkson. Her paintings have also been featured in group and solo shows in Beirut, Dubai, Italy, and the USA.