Biography

Sarah Jane Brown GSA

Sarah Jane Brown lives in the heart of the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in West Wales, where her environment and earlier maritime career instilled a deep affinity with the sea. She studied Fine Art Painting at the West Wales School of the Arts gaining a first class honours degree.

Since graduating, Sarah Jane’s career as a professional artist has steadily gained momentum and recognition, and her work now attracts collectors from across the world.

Sarah Jane has shown her work in over 90 UK exhibitions including 12 successful solo shows and numerous prestigious exhibitions. She has exhibited as far afield as New York City and Barcelona. Notable highlights include exhibiting with the Royal Society of Marine Artists at London’s Mall Galleries, at the Cork Street Open in MayFair and with the Royal Cambrian Academy in North Wales.

Sarah Jane has featured regularly in articles for various magazines, appeared on television twice, and been interviewed several times on BBC Radio about her work.

She is a Member of the Guild Society of Artists (GSA) part of the Fine Art Trade Guild and she is a member of the Guilds Artist’s Committee.

Combining a mix of ‘old master’ and contemporary techniques, Sarah Jane’s rich and expressive style uses a variety of methods; staining, glazing and blending in many layers, gradually building up thickness and texture. Paint is applied with brushes, knives, rags and sometimes fingers. It is painted, scraped, flicked, spattered and poured on, and sometimes off again, until the finished painting presents itself.

Conceptually her paintings are an outpouring of personal feeling and a strong sense of place. Whilst the works are not abstract, they are open to interpretation. Many offer a duality, using the landscape metaphorically to describe thoughts and emotions.

Solo Exhibitions

2019
‘Shifting Edges’ at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. October – November.

Sarah Jane Brown Open Studio at Etcetera Gallery, St Davids, Pembrokeshire. August – September.

2018

‘Blurring time and tide’ at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff.  November – December.

2017
2016

‘My Peninsularity’ at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. November.

‘This Hallowed Coast’ at The Cloisters Gallery, St. Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire. September.

2015

‘Fugitive Seas’ at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. October – December.

2014
2013

Coded Light’ at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. May.

‘Chimerical Coast’ at Oriel y Parc, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire. October 2012 – February 2013.

2012

‘Chimerical Coast’ at Oriel y Parc, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire. October 2012 – February 2013.

2010

‘Sensitive Stones’ at The Cloister Gallery, St. Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire. September.

Group Exhibitions

2020
2018
Winter Show at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff.

Artbaho Contemporary Art Fair at Espacio 120, Barcelona. September.

Summer Show at The Russell Gallery, Putney, London.

Summer Show at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff.

Guild Artists Exhibition at The Guild Gallery, London. May.

Guild Artists Exhibition at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon. May.

‘#PressforProgress’ Exhibition at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. March.

Exhibition of Contemporary Welsh Art at The London Welsh Centre, London. March.

Surrey Contemporary Art Fair at Sandown Park, Surrey. February.

Royal Cambrian Academy Open Exhibition at the RCA, Conwy, North Wales. January – February.

Etcetera Gallery, St Davids, Pembrokeshire.

The Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye, Powys.

2017
The Discerner Gallery, Mayfair, London.

Christmas Show at The Russell Gallery, Putney, London.

Winter Show at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff.

Battersea Affordable Art Fair at Battersea Evolution, London. October.

Royal Society of Marine Artists Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. October.

Summer Show at The Russell Gallery, Putney, London.

Creative Coverage Exhibition at The John Rank Gallery, Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester.

‘Wings of Summer’ at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. July.

The Discerner, Mayfair, London.

Etcetera Gallery, St Davids, Pembrokeshire.

‘Be Bold for a Change’ Exhibition at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. March.

The Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye, Powys.

2016
Winter Show at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff.

Royal Society of Marine Artists Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

‘Serendipity’ at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. July.

‘Pledge for Parity’ at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. March.

Winter Show at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff.

Etcetera Gallery, St Davids, Pembrokeshire.

The Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye, Powys.

2015
Winter Show at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff.

The Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye, Powys.

The Nick Holly Gallery, Swansea.

Etcetera Gallery, St Davids, Pembrokeshire.

‘Summer Shimmer’ at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff.

‘Make it Happen’ at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. March.

2014
Winter Show at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff.

‘Hot Art’ at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. October.

The Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye, Powys.

‘Sumptuous Summer’ at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff.

‘Inspiring Change’ at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. March.

Winter Show at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. January – February.

The Nick Holly Gallery, Swansea.

Christmas Art Show at The Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven.

2013
‘Sizzling Summer Show’ at Off the Wall Gallery, Cardiff.

Summer Show at The Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven.

‘A woman’s touch’ at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. March.

‘Up & Coming Contemporary Welsh Artists’.

Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo.

The Nick Holly Gallery, Swansea.

The Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven.

2012
ParallaxAF – SoHo, New York. August.

‘The Cork Street Open’ at Cork Street Gallery, Cork Street, Mayfair.

Royal Society of Marine Artists Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

‘All is not as it seems’ (2 person show) at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff.

Spring Show at The Nick Holly Gallery, Swansea.

Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff.

Open Print Show at Oriel Q, Queens Hall Gallery, Narbeth, Pembs.

Women’s Art Month at The Mac Gallery, Doncaster.

Women’s Arts Association Exhibition at The Mac Gallery, The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff.

‘Colour and Form in Nature’ at The Mac Gallery, Doncaster. January.

The Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven.

2011
‘From Within’ (4 person show) at The Cloister Gallery, St. Davids Cathedral.

‘ParallaxAF’ at La Galleria, Pall Mall, London. October.

Tros Gynnal Contemporary Welsh Art Exhibition, Touring Wales:

  • Swansea Museum
  • Llangollen international Pavilion
  • Aardvark, Shropshire
  • Washington Gallery, Penarth

Candid Arts Trust Exhibition, Islington, London.

‘Along the path’ (2 person show) at The Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven.

‘Of Landscape’ at Picton Castle Gallery, Pembrokeshire. July.

Arts Show at The Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven.

International Women’s Day Exhibition at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff.

‘Re-fresh’ at Joanna Fields Gallery, Torch Theatre, Milford Haven. January.

2010
National Trust Exhibition at Newton House, Llandeilo. October.

Tros Gynnal Contemporary Art Exhibition, (touring Wales):

  • Swansea Museum
  • The Atrium, Cardiff
  • Llangollen International Pavilion
  • The Wales Millennium Centre

Summer Show at Oriel Q, Queens Hall Gallery, Narbeth.

The Free Range Art Show at Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London. July.

Degree Show at West Wales School of the Arts, Carmarthen. June.

Oriel Henry Thomas, Carmarthen.

The Nick Holly Gallery, Swansea.

Lines and Strata’ Drawing Exhibition (touring Wales 2010 – 2011):

  • Denbigh Library Art Gallery
  • Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan – Art Matters, Tenby
  • Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Bangor

‘Oriel Y Felin’, Nun Street, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire.

The Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven.

‘Winter Open’ at Oriel Q, Queens Hall Gallery, Narbeth.

‘Related Shorelines’ (joint show) at The Cloister Gallery, St.Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire.

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