Solo showcase for artist

Sarah Jane Szikora
Sarah Jane Szikora

An artist is holding her first solo exhibition in Whitley Bay.

Artist Sarah-Jane Szikora, who has achieved both national and international recognition, is holding a showcase of new original paintings .

The show Urban Zoo will be held at her studio gallery Jam, in Whitley Bay, between June 26 and July 14.

Usually held in London, this is the first exhibition by Sarah-Jane for three years: the first time she’s displayed solo in the north east and the first time she’s done so at her own studio gallery.

Sarah-Jane, a professional artist for some 27 years, creates artworks that feature distorted figures and animals. She is best known for her confectionery-themed works.

Each painting offers an insight to the artist’s world, delivered with a quirkiness and wit that makes her work instantly recognisable. Although her art may appear carefree at first glance, scratch the veneer and you soon discover that it offers ideas on the human condition that are not immediately obvious.

Her work is collected by art lovers across the country and around the world, from the United States to Australia.

Sarah-Jane said: “Connecting with others through art is where I find peace. Urban Zoo is my love letter to animals and the humans who care about them.”