Sally Mitchell
photography
Sally Mitchell’s early artistic interest was focused on dance - from childhood ballet classes through graduate studies in dance at the University of Illinois. After retiring and moving to the Texas coast, she became enthralled with the ‘dances’ of the herons and other coastal birds, seeing in them the line, rhythm, and kinesthetic energy that had drawn her to the art of dance.

Originally photographing birds for use in painting classes, Sally soon found that her own artistic interest was in using the art techniques learned in class to create unique photographs. Her favorite subjects are still birds; their movement and graceful lines, their personalities and interactions. But her photography encompasses a range of subjects and her style is experimental, eclectic, and constantly evolving.

The Rockport Center for the Arts hosted Sally’s solo show called "All Wet" 2017. The Texas Photographic Society selected one of her photographs for inclusion in its 31st Annual Members Show (2018) in Austin, and her photograph “Bird Feeder” received an Honorable Mention in their 2019 International Show.

Other juried shows have included Shorelines, Gulf Coast, and Standing Out (merit artists) shows (Rockport Art Center); the Dimensions, Abstract, Photography and Independents shows (Corpus Christi Art Center); and the Port Aransas Art Center Merit Artists Shows (2013-2015 & 2017). Her photo was awarded Best In Show in the 2017 Photography show at the Corpus Christi Art Center. Her photograph of a whooping crane family was published in the book Global Birding by Les Beletsky, (National Geographic, 2010).