My name is Salome Gallan and I am an artist living in Hammersmith, West London.
I live in a beautiful little pocket that the locals proudly call Brackenbury Village. This area is also popular for hosting the "Artist at Home" event every year. I feel very blessed to live in this beautiful part of London.
My home is my studio.
This is where most of the magic happens. If you were the blackbird in the cherry blossom tree in, you would be able to keep a close eye on how I create my work.
My energy lies here which makes it a very happy & sacred space to do my work.
I am an abstract artist using acrylic, inks mixed media & all sorts of materials to create beautiful and bold abstract art.
I often use textures and numerous layers to express and create.
I love watching a painting dry to discover the changes and secrets the textures also leaves behind.
I also paint about current events and places I have been, memories, or just whatever comes to the surface. Sometimes spontaneous work can be the best as this allows me to work without structure or rules.
I incorporate movement and a happy flow in some of my work.
I aim to create a fun and uplifting experience for the viewer, or something they can find meaning in. I often paint intuitively as I want people to have a better understanding of life & the world that we live in, by seeing it through my work.
I want to share my art as an opportunity for people to heal, & bring them happiness.
Art was one of my subjects in school, and from the age of 16 years to 18 years I attended an Art school in Cape Town.
In London I studied Graphic and Web Design then went onto studying Interior Design in 2009. The course was combined with Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media and Textiles.
Doing what you love will make you the happiest version of yourself.
I hope my story will inspire you to do what you love!
A few things about me:
I am South African
I talk to my plants and cats about everything
I am ambidextrous
I can say a few words in Xhosa and Zulu