Sarah Brown

Date of Birth:  1968
Place of Birth: England

Sarah arrived in Australia with her family in 1974. She has worked as a health professional since 1992.

Sarah  Brown  is  a  remarkable  woman;  not  only  is  she  the  respected  CEO  of  Western  Desert  Dialysis,  but  also  a  revered and renowned  artist.  Depicting  familiar  scenes  of  Central  Australia  Sarah  has  attracted  devotees  from  across  Australia.  Her  renditions  of  the  deep  blue  desert  sky  and  intense  red  of  the  desert  sands  capture the energy and sparkle of the country.

“Brown’s paintings, her technique, use of colour and subject matter are instantly recognisable and are much sought after.”

Her painting practice is a form of meditation in the midst of that full-on schedule, but it is also a meditation on what it actually means to live in Central Australia.

Brown focuses the light and form, the colour and the contrast of the desert into her images, attempting to understand the many layers, forms and meanings embedded in this landscape.

The paintings conjure simple memories of life here: a Sunday drive, close and distant horizons, a night spent in a swag in a riverbed.

“These paintings, and the physical act of painting them, are Brown’s acknowledgment of the complexity of country, the stories, the Tjukurrpa, and the land as sources of spiritual and physical wellbeing for the Aboriginal people of the Western Desert with whom she works,” Dr Crees, Director of the Araluen Cultural Precinct, said.

In 2020, Sarah was awarded a Member of the Order (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020 List for her service to community health, remote area nursing and the Indigenous community.

Artworks

The Valley - 2013
Sarah Brown
  • $1,459.25