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My Peninsularity A solo exhibition of paintings that explore the experience of living in a remote and ancient landscape. By contemporary Welsh landscape artist

Sarah Jane Brown November 2016 to January 2017 | Off The Wall Gallery, Llandaff, Cardiff


The landscape reminds me of the important things in life. This geographical isolation makes me a different person, allows me to observe, to view the world objectively. You can walk out onto St David's Head, a remote protected landscape, and know that a thousand years ago it wasn't any different. I feel less caught up with insignificant stuff, it's much more about what's important, what's fundamental. Sarah Jane Brown


My Peninsularity Sarah Jane Brown's new solo exhibition launched in November 2016 in Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. Titled 'My Peninsularity', this new collection of paintings explores the experience of living in a remote and ancient landscape, drawing upon the themes of isolation and sense of place. Living in the unique landscape of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the sense of isolation, powerful and humbling, inspires Sarah Jane's richly expressive and explorative work. Following on from the success of her exhibition 'This Hallowed Coast' held in The Cloisters Gallery, St Davids Cathedral in September 2016, this new exhibition develops this perspective of isolation, presenting an insightful, compelling portfolio of landscape paintings. Off The Wall Gallery, based in Llandaff, Cardiff, is situated in The Old Probate Registry, a beautifully refined Victorian building originally built in 1851. The gallery space is friendly and relaxed, supporting the gallery's aim to bring contemporary art to a wider audience.


A thin place 30cm x 60cm | Oil on Board


Clear and bright 30cm x 60cm | Oil on Board


Embracing what comes 51cm x 61cm | Oil on Board


Forecast 40cm x 50cm | Oil on Canvas


Have faith 60cm x 60cm | Oil on Canvas


Healing me 60cm x 60cm | Oil on Canvas


Homecoming 30cm x 30cm | Oil on Board


Humility 20cm x 20cm | Oil on Board


In the beginning 30cm x 40cm | Oil on Canvas


In spite of the rain 61cm x 91cm | Oil on Canvas


Just be 41cm x 33cm | Oil on Canvas


Let it go 50cm x 40cm | Oil on Canvas


Low and bright 30cm x 40cm | Oil on Canvas


Making space 60cm x 70cm | Oil on Canvas


Meditating 20cm x 20cm | Oil on Board


Messages 80cm x 80cm | Oil on Canvas


Off shore 60cm x 50cm | Oil on Canvas


Opening up 50cm x 60cm | Oil on Canvas


Other forces 50cm x 50cm | Oil on Canvas


Out on a limb 50cm x 50cm | Oil on Canvas


Porous heart 50cm x 50cm | Oil on Canvas


Reflecting on things 30cm x 30cm | Oil on Board


Renewed 30cm x 30cm | Oil on Board


Rested 30cm x 30cm | Oil on Board


Salt in my soul 30cm x 60cm | Oil on Board


Settled 20cm x 20cm | Oil on Board


Shorter days 30cm x 30cm | Oil on Board


Space to create 30cm x 30cm | Oil on Board


Stand still and listen 60cm x 70cm | Oil on Canvas


The best cure 33cm x 41cm | Oil on Canvas


True purpose 70cm x 60cm | Oil on Canvas


Warm shower 80cm x 80cm | Oil on Canvas


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. Sarah Jane 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.


Emotion is key to my painting, because, for me, that's what painting is all about. It's, if you like, a visual form of poetry. It's my way of expressing myself, my emotions, my thoughts and feelings, and paint is just the medium I choose to do that with. The landscape is almost incidental in that it gives me a framework to hang my emotions on. Sarah Jane Brown


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'My Peninsularity' Exhibition Catalogue  

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