About Sally Sheppard

Sally Sheppard Sally Sheppard lives in Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island and spends almost half of every year in Australia. Her artwork reflects her home, her travels and her interest in human impact on natural ecosystems. She is also interested in nature's gradual reclamation of the built environment.

She comes from a family of needle arts women and has created from fabric, thread and yarn since a very young age. As a teenager, she had a small business making themed custom shirts to order, and clothing for a local boutique. Today, hand and freestyle machine embroidery are her favourite foundation techniques, although she frequently incorporates wire, paint, paper and beads in her fibre art and enjoys experimenting. She creates wall art, soft sculpture and wearable art.

For several years she taught fibre art techniques in short, three-to-four-hour workshops, introducing fibre enthusiasts to new ideas and encouraging them to explore beyond the familiar.

She has been a volunteer board member for many arts organizations and is a member of the Vancouver Island Surface Design Association. She is retired from a long career in public administration.

Her work is exhibited in juried and non-juried shows and has been sold through a gallery. It is held in private collections in Canada, Australia and Germany.

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Artwork by Sally Sheppard



Five Finger Rapids


Exhibition Artwork by Sally Sheppard