Sarah Jane Marchant is painter, ultimately inspired by the Australian outback, most notably the Kimberley region of WA. Her contemporary landscapes focus on the vivid colours , patterns and textures, primarily of the Kimberley. She has an affinity with the iconic Boab tree, which she often uses to represent herself in her painting.
Over the past 10 years Sarah has exhibited extensively over Western Australia, as well as Victoria and the United Kingdom, taking part in a number of prestigious art awards and group shows. In 2012 Sarah had her first solo show at Midland Junction Arts Centre. Her work can be viewed at her studio space at Robertson Park in Perth, which she shares with five other professional artists. Sarah's distinctive work is represented in private collections throughout Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.K.
Sarah graduated in 1998, from Loughborough College of Art and Design in the U.K. with a degree in Illustration. For a number of years after, Sarah worked as a freelance Illustrator in London, for companies including Thermos, IBM and Ingram Micro. In 2002 she took a career break to travel the world, traversing China, Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand, Fiji and most notably Australia. The latter had an enormous effect on her creativity as she felt she had come home, and in turn drew her to the canvas.
For several years Sarah shared her time between the U.K. and her beloved Australia, particularly Broome, Kununurra and Lake Argyle before finally settling permanently in Perth in 2009 and joined the Robertson Park Artist's Studio.
In between getting married and having two children the last few years have been busy for Sarah. But despite the constant demands of motherhood she always finds the time to create as well as teach at her Perth City Studio, and then retreats to their rural property in Gabbadah in Perths far north, also home to Biddi the dog, Poppy the sheep and chooks, Ranga and Eggy ;)