Sally Schmett, Pastel Artist
This year, Sally Schmett with her husband Fred became permanent residents of Cape Coral, Florida. Until then Indiana had always been their home.
Although Sally’s life was spent solely there, it was an adventure of extremes- from the north and the shores of Lake Michigan to the furthest southern hills in the “boot” of Indiana. This environment always offered thought-provoking subjects for her art: steel mills, landscapes, waterscapes, and people.
Everything Sally sees, feels and experiences influences her artwork to become the threads woven into her art. Often Sally has her camera in hand--trying to capture life as it happens. To the best of her ability she recreates these images with chalk pastels.
This versatile medium can look classical or modern depending on the texture and depth applied to her pictures.
By working primarily in pastels, she finds the variety of hues necessary for painting life's vibrant colors--especially Florida flora and fauna.
Sally Schmett’s paintings are often on panel. In combining wood and pastel another dimension of texture is added.
Through experimentation with the type of wood panel there can be a change in depth and realism. It is her goal that through her art she mirrors the simple beauty of life around us.
Sally Schmett has both a BS and MS in Education from Indiana University.
Her works have been selected for many juried art shows. The pastel artwork “Sweet Jenny” (steel mill), hangs in the Youngstown Historical Museum.