The Goddess Sittings
is a self actualized painting project to celebrate and immortalize the energy of the divine feminine. Powerful, raw and unapologetic.
I see this project not just as an artist creating her work, but as method of healing ourselves thru the power of creating and holding space for each other, as women, as beings.
The paintings i am creating are 6ft x 7ft oils on canvas. So far i have worked with 10 Goddess Sitters across the globe, and i have another 8 lined up for 2020, with more coming forward to be part of this movement every day.
There are also future plans for a book of The Goddess Sittings which will include high quality images of the paintings, accompanied by the stories of these incredible, powerful, inspirational, everyday Goddesses.
The first year of this project has been self funded through money made from selling my art work, and using my savings, but to be able to keep this work going i now require some help.
The £5,000 that i am asking for is for these first 10 paintings to be completed, stretched onto frames to be able to exhibit them, and to restock my painting materials and canvas ready for round 2 in 2020.
Each painting costs around £400 in materials to make,
(this doesn't include all of the other things like my time, paying for food, travelling to each Goddess Sitting, and the hours of prep work that go into each painting)
Any support would mean the world to me and to The Goddess Sitters who have been so boldly part of this work.
I love what i do, and i fully realize the power i have as an artist with the work i choose to put out into the world. This work isn't about me, it is about us as a collective, as a tribe, standing up and celebrating each other for being here, to lift each other up and celebrate the divine light of creation in each and every one of us.
to read more about the project
to see progress pics and development of the project throughout the year.Some words and feedback from the Goddesses:
"To be so outside of my own comfort zone and to be seen for who I really am inside. To accept who I am on the outside too.... it’s been incredibly healing. Finally, to have this invisible link with the incredible women involved in the project is a beautiful thing. All so different but linked by Sally with this common thread. To be captured as we are, to be remembered, to see ourselves as another sees us."
- Laura, Goddess, Dorset 2019
"I am so beyond overwhelmed at what you (Sally) have created as the embodiment of who i am, and it is providing me with so much healing and so much insight and grace, its immeasurable.
The Goddess in me, sees the Goddess in you."
- Sue, Goddess, NYC 2019
"Peel away the layers
And let me reveal
The parts of me I keep hidden
Let me stand naked in front of you
Fully exposed and see the reflection you view
Let me gain insight other than my mirror
Into how I am seen, warts, scars, wrinkles and lines
All of these map and define a life of 50 years
Breathing and feeling and being….simply me"
- Goddess, Southampton 2019
"I had the privilege of being one of Sally's first Goddess sitters when she first started this powerful project. She now holds space for women across the world to do the same. I am full of pride and adoration for the work she is creating"
- Natalie, Goddess, Wales 2017
"Sally produces work that turns my head and opens my eyes. I think it’s her representations of women, completely unadulterated, unassuming, yet so powerful and bold which I love. Being from a large family of females, seeing women shown in this way is so refreshing and empowering"
- Tom Hull photographer, friend, and father of many daughters 2019
Pics below are of works in progress, please visit Instagram to view finished works.