Born in 1962 in Summit NJ, Sally Veach began drawing by grade four and took years of private instruction in the traditional mediums as a child. In 1984, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Syracuse University. After several years in the graphic arts, Veach devoted the bulk of her adult life to raising her family in rural Virginia. Around 2012, Veach became inspired by the natural landscape surrounding her home in the Shenandoah Valley and made a conscious decision to honor her identity as an artist. Since then she has worked to develop her creative voice through abstract and expressive paintings that depict the beauty and complexity of the worlds of nature and man. Through her paintings, Veach wants to propel people to remember the restorative effects of nature and contemplate humans’ place on the earth.
Veach partners with the Shenandoah County Historical Society to raise awareness and promote preservation of the county’s historic and endangered barns. (Beyond important historical aspects, the aging barns signify to her an intersection of man and nature.) She is represented by Anne Neilson Fine Art in Charlotte, NC and The Haen Gallery in Asheville, NC offers select paintings. An eight-month solo show at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA is planned for 2019. Veach donates a portion of barn painting sales to the Shenandoah County Historical Society’s barn preservation program.