About Sally

Sally McLean Artist Art Classes


Hello my name is Sally McLean and my purpose in life is to inspire others with my creative exuberance to love life and to live with passion.

After finishing school where I discovered a passion for pastels I worked as an engineering draftsperson. It wasn’t until years later that I attended art classes and began to develop my artistic capability to its fullest potential.

Being an artist requires an appreciation of the world around us. Noticing the little things in life such as the way light shines through a rain drop on a sun drenched leaf or the way colour is reflected on the surface of an object close to it or…..

I created a niche for myself by producing pet portrait commissions mostly in pastel. I now also create human portraits and I am currently working on a portrait for the Archibald Prize 2019. I also love to create seascapes and wildlife paintings. Pelicans are a specialty!

I enjoy passing on my knowledge to others and have been running art classes for adults from Jindalee and Coorparoo for the last 12 years. After a move to the Bayside two years ago I now run art classes from my home in Thorneside.

I run classes/workshops for beginners and those with experience instructing in the very basic techniques to the more advanced techniques of soft pastels, acrylic painting and mixed media.

Students who complete a beginners course usually continue in a mentoring class where they can work on pieces of their choice in a relaxed environment with like minded people. A very social group!!

My other passion is health and fitness and when I am not teaching or painting you will find me following my other passion of cycling.

I would love to share my passion and joy with you through the media of art - painting drawing and creating.

We are really living when we create new things like beautiful paintings. While we are creating we are learning and having fun. The result is pride, joy, happiness and fulfillment.                     


Sally is accepting enrolements now for her Adult Art Classes.
To commission Sally for a portrait or another style of painting, or to find out more about her work or her classes,
call 0438 186 821 or email sally@sallymcleanartist.com.au.


If you have any questions or queries please CONTACT ME and I will be more than happy to help you!