Sallie's primary focus is pet portraits. A great animal lover, she has worked with various animal rescue groups in finding homes for displaced animals. Her love and concern for animals inspires her painting. She continues to support various rescue groups with donations of paintings and greeting cards for fund raisers.
For 26 years, Sallie has painted watercolors of flowers, fruits and vegetables, being inspired by her garden. 6 years ago, she wanted to capture the essence of a beloved pet named "Buffett" who was terminally ill. He was her first pet portrait and she now smiles at him every day. Sallie says "I am so happy if I can accomplish that feeling for some one else and hopefully make them smile".