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

June 30th – September 9 2017 Summer Show.  The Russell Gallery, 12 Lower Richmond Rd, London SW15 1JP

Ongoing… 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


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


For enquiries about any of these exhibitions CONTACT ME HERE




Paint & Draw Magazine – workshop feature

Recently I did a workshop feature for Paint & Draw Magazine and I’m delighted with the resulting 6 page feature which appears in the Septmber issue. It is now on sale inRead More...
By : Sarah | Sep 1, 2017

August in Pembrokeshire

Out and about… August is tourist season here in Pembrokeshire and it gets very busy. It is also the start of the breeding season for Atlantic Grey Seals and I’m lucky enoughRead More...
By : Sarah | Aug 29, 2017

Shortlisted for the NOA!

I am delighted to report that two of my paintings, ‘Blanketed’ and ‘Restraint’, have been shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition!… Now in its 21st year, the NOA is fast becoming one of the mostRead More...
By : Sarah | Aug 4, 2017

Meeting Chichester Art Lovers

On Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July I was in the beautiful ‘John Rank Gallery’ at the Oxmarket Centre of Arts in Chichester for two special ‘Meet the Artists’ days. The exhibition was organised byRead More...
By : Sarah | Aug 1, 2017

Plein air painting in Sussex

I left my studio last week and went ‘plein air’ painting in Sussex. I stayed with my friend Frances who is also an artist. We went out every morning at about 6am to paint outdoorsRead More...
By : Sarah | Jul 31, 2017

‘The Wings of Summer’ – Cardiff

‘Wings of Summer’ – 2017 : A mixed summer show of gallery artists. Show opens on 29th July and features several of my paintings. Off the Wall Gallery, The Old Probate Registry, Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff.Read More...
By : Sarah | Jul 20, 2017

Group Exhibition in Chichester

July 25 to July 30, 2017 I’m delighted to be participating this month in a group show of artists from all over the UK at the Oxmarket Centre of Arts in Chichester, WestRead More...
By : Sarah | Jul 18, 2017

June …in Pembrokeshire and London!

PEMBS – 2nd June was the Opening/Private view of my Solo Show ‘Creating Space’ at the Torch Theatre in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire and what a lovely evening it was! So nice toRead More...
By : Sarah | Jun 30, 2017

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