Welcome to Sarah Jane Art!
I am a pen, ink and watercolour artist based in the city of Bath, UK, with a passion for capturing the beauty of the world around us. Art in the widest sense has been a love and obsession of mine for as long as I can remember. Whether it's the act of creating art of my own, or admiring that of others, the visual image is something I cannot imagine my life without. There is something incredibly special about putting pen to paper and losing yourself in the creative process. My work is inspired predominately by birds and flowers, although the urbanist in me also finds a great deal of pleasure in drawing beautiful architecture.
"The world is but a canvas to our imagination"
Henry David Thoreau
When I'm not painting, drawing or practicing calligraphy, I work as an Urban Designer, shaping our built environment. Outside of this, I can usually be found keeping fit, running or practising yoga or reading. I love exploring our beautiful planet, visiting new places and absorbing different cultures. One of my favourite places to visit in the UK is the Lake District. It is endlessly beautiful and has the power to calm the most anxious of minds.
I love to surround myself with colour. Colours give me energy, soothe my mind, pick me up when I’m feeling low, and always make me smile. My favourite colours, if I had to choose, are the warm and cosy yellows, oranges and pinks of a sunset, and vibrant electric blues, turquoises and teals.
I took up watercolour painting in 2016 and calligraphy in 2019, both as a way to switch off from a busy day job and to satisfy a creative itch. I am self-taught through trial, error and passionate determination. Overtime I have grown in confidence and skill, although I still consider myself to have a long way to go on my artist journey.
See what I'm up to and keep in touch via my Instagram feed @sarah.jane_art