Artist Sara Jane Doberstein

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The Artist Says:

Using a vivid palette, strong forms, and energetic compositions, my work looks at the ordinary. By painting in a realistic style, I strive to capture the essence of everyday objects and scenes, while at the same time making visible their extraordinary qualities. My style combines tight, detailed brushstrokes with looser, more expressive strokes, with a focus on coastal and still life subjects.


Sara Jane Doberstein was born in 1976 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and grew up in Owen Sound, Ontario on beautiful Georgian Bay.  Since the spring of 2000, after attending Emily Carr institute of art and design and Fanshawe College, she has devoted herself to learning and growing as a full-time artist.  Her interest in the arts began at an early age, when she developed a passion for capturing the American coastline during family trips along the east coast. She continues to visit the United States as often as possible, finding inspiration in the beauty of its coastal areas for her vivid paintings of seashells, shore birds, and crabs.
SaraJane's painting style ranges from traditional representational to contemporary realism, and her work reflects a fascination with the natural world and its transformations. Whether her subject is a glossy cluster of cherries, the chipped paint of an antique, or the colorful jumble of seashells on a beach, her paintings capture the larger-than-life essence of everyday objects and scenes. Her playful, whimsical approach to her subjects is balanced by a technical mastery of paint, which combines to create detailed, thoughtful, and energetic compositions.
SaraJane is a Signature member of the Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists and the American Society of Marine Artists. Her work has been included and won awards in prominent juried exhibitions across North America including the grand prize winner with the American Women Artists, Rockwell Museum Show .  She has been featured in several publications, including Southwest Art's "21 Under 31", and “Start Your Collection”, American Art Collector, International Artist Magazine and Shrimp, Collards and Grits Magazine.
Over the past decade, Sara Jane has participated in numerous juried and group exhibitions as well as and 8 solo shows.  Her work has been displayed in some of the top art galleries across [...]

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