Sally Fisher's Biography

The humorous and satirical artwork by Sally Caldwell Fisher is often imbued with a story. A self-taught artist, first in watercolor as a teenager and later in acrylic, the artist's choice of subject matter is often derived from her fascination with social conventions and her gift for seeing humor in life. "The humor in my work is my natural response to the gravity and academic rigors of this painting field," says Fisher.

Born and raised in the Midwest, Fisher, after earning a degree in English from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (1972), moved to Kennebunkport, Maine, where she began selling watercolors on a regular basis. In Maine, she met and married her husband, a traditional woodcarver. They then moved to Connecticut where she established a relationship with the Mystic Seaport Museum which would afford her the opportunity to paint marine events such as the America's Cup and wooden-boat shows.

In 1996, "Recess", "Decorating the Wharf" and "Springfield Chamber Music Society in Light Air", three highly successful serigraphs, were selected by the Art in Embassies Program of the U.S. Department of State to hang in U.S. embassies abroad as representative of the very best of American contemporary art. Fisher's artwork can be found in the permanent collection of the White House, the Smithsonian, the Miles Memorial Hospital League and private collections throughout the country.