BIOGRAPHY

Sarah Jane Brown

Contemporary Landscape Artist

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.

In her mid-30s 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 steadily gained momentum and recognition, and her work now attracts collectors from across the world.

Sarah Jane has shown her work in over 100 UK exhibitions including 12 successful solo shows and numerous prestigious exhibitions 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. A couple of years ago she became a qualified member of the Guild Society of Artists (GSA), part of the Fine Art Trade Guild.

Sarah Jane has featured regularly in the media with articles for various magazines, two television appearances, and several interviews on BBC Radio about her work.

After more than a decade of working from her small garden studio, she took on an extensive renovation project in October 2019 to transform a disused industrial building into a spacious art studio, and opened to the public in August 2020. She has hosted several successful open studio events since opening, and now runs a series of regular classes and workshops for adults.

Notable Achievements

Selected for Exhibition of Contemporary Welsh Art at Wales Week in London | London Welsh Centre, London | 2022, 2020, 2019 and 2018

Selected for Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) Annual Exhibition | Mall Galleries, London | 2021, 2017, 2016 and 2012

Launched programme of art classes and workshops for adults | 2021

Received Guild Society of Artists Award by the Fine Art Trade Guild | 2020

Opened SJB Fine Art Studio | Brawdy, Pembrokeshire | 2020

Selected for Royal Cambrian Academy Open Exhibition | Conwy, North Wales | 2019 and 2018

Selected for Guild Artists Exhibition | Stratford upon Avon & London | 2019 and 2018

Donated painting raises £1500 at Ladies Day Charity Auction for The Prince's Trust and The UK Sepsis Trust | Dallas Burston Polo Club, Warwickshire | 2018

Two paintings shortlisted for 21st National Open Art (NOA) Exhibition | 2017Selected for Cork Street Open | Mayfair, London | 2012

Artist in Residence | Oriel y Parc, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Visitor Centre, St Davids | Nov 2012 – March 20131:1 BA Honours Fine Art Painting | West Wales School of Arts, Carmarthen | 2010

Student of the Year | West Wales School of Arts, Carmarthen | 2010

Solo Exhibitions

2022

Sarah Jane Brown Open Studio at SJB Fine Art Studio, Brawdy, Pembrokeshire. June.

2021

Sarah Jane Brown Open Studio at SJB Fine Art Studio, Brawdy, Pembrokeshire. August.

2020

Sarah Jane Brown Open Studio at SJB Fine Art Studio, Brawdy, Pembrokeshire. August – September

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

‘The Momentum of Colour’ at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. December.

‘Creating Space’ at Joanna Field Gallery, Torch Theatre, Milford Haven. June.

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

‘Secrets & Skies’ at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. May – June.

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

2022

Exhibition of Contemporary Welsh Art 2022 at London’s annual Wales Week, London Welsh Centre. February.

2021

Royal Society of Marine Artists Exhibition 2021 at the Mall Galleries, London. October.

2020

'An equal world is an enabled world', Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. March.

Exhibition of Contemporary Welsh Art 2020 at London’s annual Wales Week, London Welsh Centre. February – March.

2019 

Ephemeral Landscapes Exhibition at Museo Gustavo de Maeztu, Navarra, Spain. October – November.

North Pembrokeshire Open Studios Exhibition at The Gallery Yr Oriel, Newport, Pembrokeshire. August – September.

Mixed Summer Exhibition at The Russell Gallery, London. June – September. 

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

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

#BalanceForBetter Exhibition at Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. March.

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

‘Creer o no creer, esa es la cuestión’ Exhibition at Art Nou Milleni Gallery, Barcelona. January – February.

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

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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