I've been a professional artist for 30 years.
I have created over 100 etchings; a small portion are shown here.
Older etchings may be discontinued, editions do eventually
New etchings are always underway.
Additionally, I create works in colored pencil & acrylic.
Thank you for your interest in original art!
My Etchings are hand pulled, limited edition (25) prints, artists proof prints, or open edition prints; You will occasionally see one-of-a-kind block prints, monotypes, and monoprints, colored pencil drawings, and acrylic paintings.
Prints are sold as "print only", but occasionally will be offered as matted. Due to shipping costs and hassles, framed art is not offered.
Many of my etchings and drawings are available at
ART BEAT OF HAYWARD in downtown Hayward Wisconsin.
I have been a printmaker for over 30 years, and although I have worked in all the variations of printmaking, it is basic etching that I continue to focus on. It is the medium that seems to fall most naturally into my hands. I have a portfolio of over 60 etchings; they represent a wide range of interests. The subjects I have chosen for my artwork, which includes colored pencil drawings and acrylic paintings, have always been quite varied.
In creating an etching, the next print may be a scene that interests me, or a subject I find to be visually unusual. My prints might make a subtle commentary or portray a familiar landscape. Quite often an idea for an image just comes to my mind unexpectedly. Rather that ‘rein in’ all these ideas, I tend to trust my instincts, grab that latest idea and decide how I will proceed to make it into a print. A strong idea usually translates into a successful image.
Moving these subjects from an idea all the way to printing is a relatively direct process for me. I might draw the image directly on a plate with very little pre-planning or sketching. But, if the idea lends itself to a more complicated process, more planning will come first. The resulting final print might still be a long exploratory process, with unexpected problems to solve. It is a medium that requires a relaxed patience.
Over the past few years, I have been exploring related processes to create more complex prints. A recent interest has been monoprints, which combine various types of printmaking to create a final artwork. I have recently “retired” from creating woodcuts and block prints.
I try to remain loosely structured in my approach to printmaking, because the technical skills required could easily overwhelm the spontaneity we all want to have in creating art.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree~ University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
1974 - 1976: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
1971 - 1974: University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Honorable Mention: 2016 Washington Printmakers National Small Works Exhibition
~ for the etching "What You Will Regret".
National Small Works / Washington Print Foundation 2016, 2017
National Small Print Show / Creede CO 2010 - 2019
Printmaking National Exhibiton / Wichita, KS 2017
2006 CowParade ~ Wisconsin “MOOn Over Madison” Madison,WI
Lion King Extravaganza 2007 “Lion With The Blues” Appleton, WI
Lion King Extravaganza 2007 “The Sharp Dressed Lion" Appleton, WI
* Feature Article: Etchings by Sally Sorenson
Barron Electric Monthly News Release August 2014
* Feature Article: Etchings by Sally Sorenson "The Fine Art of Skiing" Cross Country Skiier Magazine. January 2011
* Book Illustration – 2002 “Silk Clouds, Velvet Dreams”
by Ray Hursh
* Book Illustration – 1999 “ We Are Guests” by Ted Berkland
* Mural Design & Installation- Memorial Hospital, Spooner WI
* Logo Design – Spooner Veterinary Clinic, Spooner, WI
1984 – 2000
~Owner~ Sally Sorenson Art Studio &Gallery, Springbrook WI
Painting the Cow!
Painting the Lions!!
Designed and painted by Sally Sorenson for The Lion King Extravaganza