Sarah Jane Ross is a visual arts practitioner based in Bridport, West Dorset, combining utilitarian with the spiritual.
An environmental artist, her work is influenced by the surrounding West Country landscapes and its stories of land and sea. The ‘Enclosure Acts’ series considers the theme of accessibility, on many levels. Working on black, Sarah Jane ‘carves’ out the land-shapes.
Her quirky and bold multidisciplinary practice covers mixed media, sculpture, photography and jewellery. Working in a variety of mediums, including the natural (driftwood) and the industrial (concrete), with punky narratives and delicate outcomes, her work is playful and joyous, but sometimes with a darker side.
Sarah Jane has studied with the University of the Creative Arts, the University of Exeter and The Art Institute, London.
Her work has been exhibited across the South West, including on a cross-channel ferry and in printer’s letterpress compartments – and she’s also roller-skated in the Tate Modern! Sarah Jane exhibits regularly at Sou’-Sou’-West Contemporary Arts Gallery, Symondsbury, Bridport, Dorset and Artizan Gallery, Torquay, Devon.