The Heroine’s Journey of Sally Lancaster

What is the best thing that I love about my work? That I get to go in to my studio every day and push my art, learning from day to day. I still have to pinch myself on a regular basis that I get to do this

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Spending time with family and friends, without any stress or worries

What is my greatest fear? Losing my sight

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I put myself down constantly. I wish I had more belief and faith in myself

What is my greatest extravagance? Extravagance isn’t a word used in relation to my life but every now and then I will treat myself to a little original painting from another artist

On what occasion would I lie? I’m far too honest for my own good, I can only just about manage tiny white lies as my face gives away anything else

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Selling. I don’t mind doing most of the business involved in being an artist but I hate having to be a salesperson as well

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? I’m happiest when I’m lost in the detail of my painting and finally bringing it all together

If I could, what would I change about myself? More confidence and happy to talk to anyone and everyone about my art

What is my greatest achievement in work? Keeping going! It’s an extremely tough business being an artist. I got divorced four years ago so was suddenly plunged in to life as a single artist and it’s been extraordinarily tough trying to support myself financially but I’m keeping going, just

Where would I most like to live? I love where I live but being in the UK with its grey dull winters, I do dream of living somewhere hot for 6 months of the year. I need sunshine and warmth!

What is my most treasured possession? My cat

What is my most marked characteristic? My resilience and determination

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? I live in a small town next to the River Exe and I adore the water. It’s so calming

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? I don’t get to eat out much but I do enjoy the occasional breakfast at Route 2

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? It depends what age I die

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Anyone who lives a life with integrity and kindness. There are far too many grumpy, rude people in this world

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? Labyrinth

What role plays art in my life and work? Art is my life

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My family and friends who have been there supporting me, without question or doubt and who have helped keep me up during the really tough times

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? I’ve never considered working with someone but I suppose someone who would be my spokesperson and salesperson would be great!

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? I’m about to start my next series of paintings and that’s always fun, the anticipation of wanting to know how they’ll turn out

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? Currently only Park Gallery, Cheltenham and Lympstone Manor. I’m in the process ofapplying to galleries

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? I’ve always said I will never retire and that I will always be painting

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Lindsey Kustusch

How can you contact me?

FB – Sally-Lancaster-Artist

Insta – @sallylancasterart

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