Sarah Jane Brown – Contemporary Landscape Paintings
Welcome to the website for contemporary Welsh landscape artist, Sarah Jane Brown
I have always loved painting, for
I started painting professionally after experiencing a really debilitating period of depression in my mid-30s. To help with recovery, I started evening art classes and loved it so much that I went on to a foundation diploma in Art & Design and then a Fine Art
Before becoming an artist I spent most of my working life at sea. As a teenager I crewed on a yacht delivery to Spain, then on local boat trips around the Pembrokeshire coast, followed by a
I walk the coast path or the beach almost every day, sometimes I sketch or photograph something that catches my eye, but always I am observing and taking mental notes
Back in the
Being in this dramatic environment with its rocky shores, high cliffs, big skies
Sarah Jane introduces her paintings…
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In the studio or ‘en
Follow Sarah’s blog for all the latest from her studio – be the first to know of new paintings, exhibitions, talks, and events.
Join Sarah in the studio for a demonstration or out on location, ‘En Plein Air’ around the Pembrokeshire coast as she records one of her videos.
“Being there… and not being there”
“It is easy to find average landscape paintings; there is an abundance of painters who turn out any number of them and offer them for sale in teashops near any place of natural beauty. The best of them bring a shard of the landscape to the living room and give a brief sprinkle of delight to the viewer only for it to fade into the furniture over a surprisingly short space of time. Very few landscape paintings catapult the viewer into the landscape itself. Sarah Jane Brown achieves this with a combination of scale, vision