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Sarah Jane Richards (b.1977) is a Welsh artist working in drawing, painting, curating and site-specific installation, based in Liverpool UK. She studied at Leeds Metropolitan University and Universitat de Belles Artes, Barcelona, BA hons Fine Art. 


Sarah Jane's work is concerned with capturing reflections and observations of and in the environment using mark-making through walking, meditating, and drawing. From these, she develops paintings, drawings and installations that relate to a place and time.


Walking offers a rhythm, an exertion, a way of moving through the world that gives a format and a meaning to marks and shapes.  Engaged with the abstract and expressional Sarah Jane's work also contains traditional observational skills from the process of moving through time and space.

Through site-specific installation Sarah Jane's work creates an environment to create an immersive experience, moving through large pieces that form an internal landscape. Current practices are exploring displaying artwork externally within the landscape that inspired them, moving beyond the walls of indoor sites, shaped by the natural elements, and occupying transient space.

Sarah Jane is a professional tutor of Fine Art at Hope University, Liverpool and runs regular art classes for children and adults in the region. With a person-centered approach, Sarah Jane is passionate about connecting with nature and people through creativity. She works with people to encourage their journey through art, strengthening their relationship and knowledge of the natural environment and supporting mental health and wellbeing. She has a deep affinity for nature and conservation, inspired by ways of beholding, valuing and celebrating the natural world - for more information visit:


2023             The Drawing (Paper)Show, The Bridewell Studios and Gallery (

2022             From the Land -Landscape Painting Exhibition, The Chapel, Ormskirk

2020             The Drawing Show, The Bridewell Studios and Gallery

2019             The Drawing Show, Arena Gallery


2022              Walk Draw Paint, Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool


2022             Without Borders, touring exhibition - Elysium, Swansea, Wales UK

                                                                                      Associazone Metaporte, Venice Italy

                                                                                      Art spot Korn, Kyoto Japan

2020              Unus Multorum, Plas Bodfa, Anglesea, Wales

                       The Drawing Show at The Bridewell, Liverpool

2019              The Drawing show, Arena Gallery, Liverpool

                       West Lancashire Open, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk

2018              P-OD, Process- Observational Drawings, Arena Gallery, Liverpool

                       Nepomuk, Bohemian Festival, Waterloo, Liverpool

2017              The Nature of Things, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk

2016              Sefton Voices, The Atkinson, Southport

2015              West Lancashire Open, The Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk Commended

2014              Paint Exhibition, Gallery 23, Lancaster

2013              Arena Unwrapped, Arena Gallery, Liverpool

2011              West Lancashire Open, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk

                       Bankley Studios, Manchester

2010              In every dream home a heartache, Bridewell Gallery, Liverpool

                       Re-touched, Independent, Liverpool Biennial

2009               Open Art 2009, The Godfrey Pilkington Art Gallery, St Helens

                       Unique Perspectives, Selected Exhibition, The Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk

                       Making it, Selected Exhibition, The Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk

2008               Drawn Here, Independents Biennial, Liverpool

                       The Sefton Open, The Atkinson Gallery, Southport

                       West Lancashire Open, The Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk

                       Wirral 4th Annual Open, The Williamson Gallery, Birkenhead

                       Up and Coming, Contemporary Urban Center, Liverpool

                       A painters Glance, Kunsthaus Rhenania, Cologne, Germany

                       Changing 8, The Cornerstone Gallery, Hope University, Liverpool

2007              West Lancashire Open, The Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk

                       Transit, Nexus Art Gallery, Manchester

2006               Co-he-sion, Independents Biennial, Arena Gallery, Liverpool

                       Leeds Art Fair, The Light, Leeds

                       Relentless Forms, Urban Arts Lounge, Liverpool

2005               Prize Exhibition, Royal Birmingham Society of Arts, Birmingham

                       North Wales Open, Theater Clwyd, Mold

                       West Lancashire Open, The Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk

2004               Y Tabernacle, Museum of Modern Art, Machynlleth, Wales


2020              Artkomas CreArt Residency, Kaunas, Lithuania - one month

                       Arts Councils England development grant

2016              Residency at Stiwdio Maelor, Corris, North Wales - two weeks

2015              Artist in Residence, The Atkinson, Southport  - two years

2012              Comma Artist Residency, Butterfly Park, New Ferry - three months

2009              Making it – Artist Residency, The Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk - one month

2009              Artist in Residence, Ellesmere Port Specialist School of Performing Arts - one year

2008              Face to Face, School Residencies, Sefton Art Council, Liverpool - three months






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