Artists of the Phoenix – 6: Sarah Jane Brown

Living in Pembrokeshire, contemporary artist Sarah Jane Brown takes inspiration from the coastal landscape, drawing on emotions experienced while walking in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Her paintings reflect internal landscapes through the beauty of the Pembrokeshire skies and countryside, the natural drama of the elements and the sea.
 
“The thing about a landscape like Pembrokeshire is that it’s ancient and so full of history, but also very open and spacious,” she says. “It gives us headspace for all the stuff that’s going on within; room if you like, to stop and think, to feel and to experience.”
 
Sarah Jane studied fine art painting at the West Wales School of the Arts. Since she graduated with a first-class honours degree, her career as a professional artist has steadily gained momentum and recognition. She has exhibited widely across the UK, including at London’s Mall Galleries, with the Royal Society of Marine Artists, and the Royal Cambrian Academy in North Wales. She has also enjoyed multiple solo shows and several overseas exhibitions. Her work is collected internationally.
 

Whilst our souls negotiate

In 2020 she was awarded full membership to the Guild Society of Artists, part of the Fine Art Trade Guild. The award acknowledges the consistently high standard of her work, as well as her professionalism and business ethics. 

 

Skirting the overfalls

Sarah Jane runs a busy art studio on the Pembrokeshire coast, where she holds regular open studio events and teaches painting workshops and classes. The studio is at Brawdy Business Park, 1a St Davids House, Brawdy SA62 6NP, just off the A487 between Penycwm and Solva. Visitors are welcome during opening hours, Monday to Thursday, 12-3pm, or by appointment at any time – call 07874 219942 to arrange. 

Sarah Jane regularly shares news about her painting life online; explore her website sjbfineart.com, follow @sjbfineart on Instagram or sign up for her newsletter to enjoy subscriber benefits https://bit.ly/SJBnewsletter.

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