About Sally Trueman


A chance encounter between the Royal portrait painter, John Hughes-Hallett and the painter Sally Trueman began a friendship that was to span two decades. Greatly influenced by her mentor, Sally’s early work focussed on portraiture, she moved to France to paint such sports personalities as Zinedine Zidane and Sébastien Deleigne, donating all the profit to UNICEF, the children’s charity.

Whilst living in the South of France she was commissioned to do a series of eight large canvases depicting the landscape and colour of the region, these paintings now hang in a private museum in New York.

Fifteen years in France had a profound influence on her working style and her palette. Her paintings have a deep luminosity and the texture of the paint has an almost sculptured feeling.

Sally has had her painting published in a number of magazines and books including, International Artists, Pastel Artist, Artists and Illustrator, Practique des Arts and The Neurobiology of Painting by F. Clifford Rose.

(Sally Trueman holds the copyright for all John Hughes-Hallett's paintings, except those residing in Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales Art Collections.)