Sarah Jane Conklin


May 2012
“Second Nature”

Second Nature is a series of new works of the Atlantic Canada landscape.

Artist's Statement

Hiking off the beaten path, I discover hidden gems where photographs are taken of each location and interpreted in my studio. Colour and texture, allowing for different levels of viewer participation, continue to be identifying features to my work. Since my last Feature Artist exhibit at Art Sales and Rental, I have devoted studio time developing interesting compositions, a sophisticated colour palette and discerning brush strokes. Motion and mystique are created through deliberate entanglements of brushstrokes, rich colour contrast, the chance effects of impasto, and the innate luminosity of oil paint.

About Sarah Jane Conklin

Sarah Jane has pursued her artistic interests 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 Art Sales and Rental Gallery, NS. She continues to be inspired by her involvement in local art groups, and her volunteer work at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. She is featured in ‘From Land and Sea, Nova Scotia Contemporary Landscape Artists’, (Nimbus Publishing, 2009)

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Pictured: Sarah Jane Conklin, "Splendid," Oil on Canvas

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