Sarah Jane Bellwood is an artist living and working in Lancaster, in the North West of England.
She gained a first class degree from St Martins College in Lancaster where she went on to teach painting and life drawing. She has exhibited widely and was awarded the North of England prize in both the 2014 National Open Art Competition at Somerset House and the 2017 Discerning Eye Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.
Sarah is predominantly interested in the wildlife inhabiting and sustained by hedgerows. She looks at pollinating insects and the role they have in human sustenance and regularly donates from painting sales to the British Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
She uses watercolour and acrylics to make carefully observed paintings of insects and birds, feathers and eggs. She looks at objects of human detritus, man made articles made with equal care and attention to the objects found in nature. These are laid out for inspection and painted in meticulous detail.
Her paintings hang in both private and public collections.