Welcome to the press kit….

Media and Press Enquiries If you’d like to find out more about Sarah Jane Brown, arrange an interview or press visit, please contact Nicola Brown for further information.

Images There are a wide range of high resolution images available, please contact Nicola Brown for details.

Press Releases If you would like to receive regular press releases, please contact Nicola Brown with your details.

Media Coverage and Reviews

  • 8 November 2017 | Interview on BBC Radio Wales Arts Show with Nicola Heywood Thomas

Link to BBC Radio4 Interview: Sarah Jane Brown section from 21mins 50secs.   or listen on soundcloud…

Review: Related Shorelines Review Being there and not being there’  by John Mercer


Sarah Jane Brown | Contemporary Welsh Landscape Painter

Profile 

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 Marine of 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.

“The 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; 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

Current/Future Exhibitions

  • ‘The Momentum of Colour’ – Solo Show 11th Nov – 5th Dec 2017, Off The Wall Gallery, Llandaff, Cardiff
  •  The Discerner Gallery, Mayfair, London – November/December 2017 (by appointment) 
  • December 5th 2017 – Special ‘black tie’ Art & Music event at The Discerner in Mayfair. Contact Celine at The Discerner Magazine if you would like to attend.
  • ‘Etcetera Gallery’, St Davids, Pembrokeshire.
  • Christmas Show. The Russell Gallery, 12 Lower Richmond Rd, London SW15 1JP (details to follow)
  • Winter Show. Off The Wall Gallery,Llandaff, Cardiff  (details to follow) 

Current Galleries

  • The Russell Gallery, Putney | Original paintings
  • Etcetera Gallery, St Davids | Original Paintings and Limited Edition Prints
  • Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff | Original Paintings
  • Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye | Original Paintings

Notable Achievements

  • Selected for Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) Annual Exhibition 2017
  • Two paintings shortlisted for 21st National Open Art (NOA) Exhibition 2017
  • Selected for Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) Annual Exhibition 2016
  • Selected for Cork Street Open 2012 | Mayfair, London
  • Selected for Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) Annual Exhibition 2012
  • Artist in Residence | Oriel y Parc, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Visitor Centre, St Davids | Nov 2012 – March 2013
  • 1:1 BA Honours Fine Art Painting | West Wales School of Arts, Carmarthen | 2010
  • Student of the Year | West Wales School of Arts, Carmarthen | 2010

Recent Exhibitions

  • Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition 2017 | Mall Galleries, London | 5 – 14 October 2017
  • Wings of Summer | Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff | from 29 June – Sept 2017
  • Summer Show | Russell Gallery, Putney | 29 June – 9 September 2017
  • Creative Coverage Annual Exhibition 2017 | John Rank Gallery, Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester | 25 – 30 July 2017
  • Exclusive Art Evening | James Purdey & Sons, Mayfair | 7 June 2017 
  • Creating Space (solo show) | Joanna Field Gallery, Torch Theatre, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire | 2nd – 29th June 2017
  • Be Bold for a Change | Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff | 25 February – 31 March 2017
  • My Peninsularity (solo show) | Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff | November 2016 – January 2017
  • The Discerner Exhibition | The Discerner Gallery, Mayfair, London | 15 March – 15 July 2017 (by appointment)
  • Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition 2016 | Mall Galleries, London | 28 September – 8 October 2016
  • This Hallowed Coast (solo show) | The Cloisters Gallery, St Davids Cathedral, St Davids | 13-30 September 2016 

For a full exhibition history, see Exhibitions     

 

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