Welcome to the Sarah Jane Szikora Gallery.
About The Artist:-
Coming from a large family I was constantly looking for ways to amuse myself and soon discovered that drawing and painting were by far my favourite. I also made frequent trips abroad to my fatherís native Hungary, encountering for the first time the larger than life ladies and gents who were probably the earliest influence for the characters in my paintings.
Although I found school to be an unpleasant experience I enjoyed art and music classes, so it was natural for me to pursue an artistic career. I completed a foundation course at Harrogate College of Art where I studied a range of subjects, including photography, sculpture and graphics. During this time I maintained a lifelong interest in simple drawing, and always enjoyed the life class most.
Mostly though, I draw my ideas from simply observing people and human behaviour.
If I am struggling with a blank canvas, I take myself off to a local town centre, there before me is an endless supply of imagery to work on. Often I need only see a mundane scene such as the purchase of a bag of chips and I am on my way.