Sarah Jane Brown - Contemporary Landscape Painter

Welcome to the website for Contemporary Welsh Landscape painter, Sarah Jane Brown…

Sarah Jane Brown out on the Pembrokeshire CoastThe 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 becoming looser as I engage with the physical aspect 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 often unleashed by the experience.” 

Sarah Jane Brown

Sarah Jane Brown lives in the heart of the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in West Wales, where her environment, and mostly maritime career, has instilled a deep affinity with the sea.  As a mature student, she specialised in ‘Fine Art Painting’, gaining a first class honours degree from the West Wales School of the Arts. Since graduating Sarah Jane Brown’s career as a full time professional artist has steadily gained momentum and recognition. She has exhibited widely in the UK including several solo shows in Cardiff and numerous prestigious exhibitions in London, such as the ‘Cork Street Open’ in Mayfair and with the ‘Royal Society of Marine Artists’ at the Mall Galleries. She has exhibited as far afield as New York City – USA, and her work is now attracting international collectors.

Sarah Jane Brown applies her knowledge of ‘old master’ techniques with contemporary working practise. Her expressive style combines 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.

Current Exhibitions/Events

April 15 – June 15 2017  The Discerner Gallery, Mayfair, London (by appointment)


A permanent (but ever-changing) exhibition of original paintings & limited edition prints by Sarah Jane Brown’ – Now on display (and available to purchase) at ‘Etcetera’, in St Davids, Pembrokeshire.

Upcoming Exhibitions/Events

June 2 – 28 2017 – ‘Creating Space’.  Solo Show Joanna Field Gallery, Torch Theatre, Milford Haven.

June 30th – August 2017 Summer Show.  The Russell Gallery, 12 Lower Richmond Rd, London SW15 1JP

July 25 – July 30 2017 – Creative Coverage Members Exhibition.  John Rank Gallery, Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester.

November 2017 – Solo Show (Dates to be confirmed) Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff


For enquiries about any of these exhibitions, please Contact me



Be Bold for Change

“Be Bold for Change”  Feb 25 – end March 2017  A mixed group show at Off The Wall ( in Cardiff, celebrating International Womens’ Day,  (March 8th) The new show is in celebration of thisRead More...
By : Sarah | Feb 23, 2017

My top 3 studio tools.

Favourite tools in the studio I was asked this month to participate in a feature for Artwork Archive‘s blog which is looking at the variety of essential tools for artists.. so hereRead More...
By : Sarah | Feb 2, 2017

Time-lapse of commission.

3 time-lapse films of a large commission painting in progress from start to finish. Includes stretching the canvas & every stage, through to hanging it! The first short video shows the process ofRead More...
By : Sarah | Jan 31, 2017

Win a Limited Edition Print worth £140!

To celebrate this wonderfully festive time of year, I will be giving away a Limited Edition Print at the end of this month to a lucky subscriber on my newsletter mailing list! TheRead More...
By : Sarah | Dec 13, 2016

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