Sallie Quirk lives and works on three islands, Manhattan Island, Long Island and the island of Mallorca. Since she left her birthplace in Columbia, South Carolina for New York City in 1964, she has shown her paintings extensively in one-person and group shows.
Sallie Quirk studied at the New York Studio School in New York City with Alex Katz, Nicholas Corone and Esteban Vicente. Her work is in many public and private collections from Paris to California.
Known as a landscape painter, Ms. Quirk says what she really paints is light, the reflection of light, and how it transforms the shapes, contours and colors of everything she sees. She explains, ”For me, making art is a way of connecting with the harmony of the universe. And through that connection, I want to make art which is bold, beautiful and mysterious.”