Sarah Jane Brown

Sarah Jane Brown

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Sarah Jane Brown lives in the heart of the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in West Wales. Born in 1970, she had been painting for more than 20 years before studying as a mature student. She specialised in Fine Art Painting at the West Wales School of the Arts, where she was awarded a First Class Honours Degree and named student of the year. Since graduating Sarah Jane Brown’s career as a full time professional artist continues to gain momentum and recognition, she has exhibited widely (See EXHIBITIONS) and her work is now attracting collectors throughout the UK and overseas.

Her expressive style combines a variety of techniques; staining and glazing in thin layers, building up to often very thick and textured impasto. Conceptually her paintings are an outpouring of personal feeling rather than representations of actual ‘views’. Most of the works remain recognisable as landscapes, but are open to interpretation. Many offer a duality, using the landscape metaphorically to describe thoughts and emotions.

“The familiar coastal landscape near my home in Pembrokeshire is source material for my painting. I walk, photograph, sketch and make painted studies. From these I continue my practise in the studio; early representational work often becoming Sarah Jane Brown out on the Pembrokeshire Coastmore abstract as I engage with the physicality of painting. I use colour and gesture to convey the sensations of light and space, the elemental forces of nature, and the emotions that are unleashed by the experience.”

Sarah Jane Brown

Emotions run deep
Emotions run deep
  • 75 x 105 x 4.5 cm
Open lines
Open lines
  • 45 x 135 x 4.5 cm
Speaking clearly
Speaking clearly
  • 55 x 65 x 4.5 cm
Bouncing back
Bouncing back
  • 445 x 75 x 4.5 cm
Compassion Fans
Compassion Fans
  • 39 x 45 x 4.5 cm
Lone spirit
Lone spirit
  • 33 x 39 x 4.5 cm
Making a decision
Making a decision
  • 33 x 39 x 4.5 cm
Nurturing the instinct
Nurturing the instinct
  • 45 x 45 cm
Original thought
Original thought
  • 33 x 39 x 4.5 cm
Passing through
Passing through
  • 39 x 45 x 4.5 cm
Tempered with a degree of defiance
Tempered with a degree of defiance
  • 33 x 39 x 4.5 cm
The appetite for adventure
The appetite for adventure
  • 45 x 45 x 4.5 cm
Ophelia
Ophelia
  • 45 x 45 x 4.5 cm
Vital foundation
Vital foundation
  • 45 x 55 x 4.5 cm
A sense of purpose
A sense of purpose
  • 55 x 65 x 4.5 cm
Protecting creativity
Protecting creativity
  • 45 x 45 x 4.5 cm
Between the heart and the spoken word
Between the heart and the spoken word
  • 55 x 65 x 4.5 cm
Freeing the timid lover
Freeing the timid lover
  • 65 x 75 x 4.5 cm
Flirtatious sky
Flirtatious sky
  • 65 x 115 x 4.5 cm
Doing my own thing
Doing my own thing
  • 65 x 65 x 4.5 cm
A sense of achievement
A sense of achievement
  • 65 x 65 x 4.5 cm
Momentum
Momentum
  • 75 x 85 x 4.5 cm
Elegant hope
Elegant hope
  • 45 x 55 x 4.5 cm
Compromising
Compromising
  • 33 x 39 x 4.5 cm
Ultramarine Pool
Ultramarine Pool
  • 115 x 175 x 4.5 cm