Sarah Jane Conklin

Artist Statement
Atlantic Canada’s romantic landscape, wild beauty and delightful birds has inspired me for over 20 years. Our diverse forests, waterfalls, change of season and birds with personality provide endless inspiration. These elements of nature in a kaleidoscopic environment are my primary interest. Motion and mystique are created through deliberate entanglements of brushstrokes, rich colour contrast, the chance effect of impasto, and the innate luminosity of oil paint. Painting alla prima allows every painting to exude its own energy and excitement. I want viewers to escape, even for a brief moment, into my romantic world.

Artist Biography
Sarah Jane has pursued her artistic interest since 1995. Mostly self-taught, she has been inspired by the scenic communities where she has lived which include Gloucester, MA; Sackville, NB; her birthplace St. John’s NL and her current home in Fall River, NS.
She has successfully exhibited in galleries across Nova Scotia, and is currently exhibiting in Teichert Gallery, Halifax, NS, and Peter Lewis Gallery, St. John’s, NL, and Trinity Galleries, Saint John, NB, Made in the Maritimes, Halifax, NS. She is featured in ‘From Land and Sea, Nova Scotia Contemporary Landscape Artists’, (Nimbus Publishing, 2009), and the 2012 Sharing the View Calendar, a cooperative fundraising project with CBC Radio, and Feed Nova Scotia.
Please note that Sarah Jane signs, titles and dates all her paintings ‘en verso’.

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