Sarah Jane Shepherd

Sarah is a freelance artist based in Surrey, UK. Sarah specialises in large scale paintings of animals and birds. She layers acrylic paint on canvas and uses contemporary finishes to complement traditional and modern interior design.

Since achieving A* art at A-level and completing a foundation diploma in art and design from University for the Creative Arts, Sarah has sold work in the UK and internationally. She has also been part of projects with the BBC, including a permanent exhibition at London’s Imperial War Museum.

Sarah is thoroughly inspired by classical and contemporary artists and has visited galleries around the world. Since being commissioned to create a series of charcoal leopard drawings, she has since focused on painting animals. Sarah has also created abstract pieces and is always looking at ways to enhance and expand her painting style.


Working from sketches, Sarah studies each subject meticulously before beginning her paintings. Colours are sampled and recorded before paint is put onto canvas. Sarah’s original paintings are usually on rolled canvas. Giclee prints are also rolled, on high quality canvas paper with details added so each is individual and unique.

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