Sally McLaren studied at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford and Central School of Art, London, gaining a French Government Scholarship to work at Atelier 17 in Paris with S. W. Hayter. She has exhibited worldwide. Her work is in many public collections, including those of the New York Public Library, the Scottish Arts Council, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and the Government Art Collection. "Landscape in all its facets preoccupies me. The air, the elements, the geological make up..."