In life, we are lucky if we find our true calling. Sarah-Jane discovered hers in hospital aged four. With one eye bandaged following surgery, there was a crayon in her hand and despite the obvious handicap she was drawing pictures.
Encouraged by her English mother and Hungarian father, Sarah-Jane completed a foundation at Harrogate Art College and specialised in illustration at The Northern School of art. Sarah-Jane has worked as a freelance fine artist since 1991.
At first glance, Sarah-Jane’s art can appear care-free but scratch the veneer and you soon discover that her work offers a thoughtfulness that first appearances betray. Despite difficult personal experiences such as living with eating disorder, her mother’s dementia and her own long term sight problems - all of which have been artistically examined - there is a determination to explore the human condition and, wherever possible, laugh at the absurdity of life.
“My objective is to find the common thread that connects us and I hope that empathy is at the heart of my work”
Galleries across the UK and overseas have supported Sarah-Jane’s art; it has also been successfully exhibited at independent solo shows and previously by London’s Halycon Gallery. Since the early 1990’s her work has been reproduced as limited edition prints, sculpture, Royal Worcester ceramics and more. Sarah-Jane now represents herself; living and working in the North East of England, she focusses on painting and occasionally publishes fine art prints.
Off the map – The Clerkenwell gallery, London 2015
Over the rainbow -The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2012
Artique galleries Tour – Tunbridge Wells, Cambridge, Windsor 2010
Smartypants - Gallery 27, London 2009
Sugar lumps – Arndean Gallery, London 2008
Sarah-Jane Szikora – Fenwicks Newcastle 2006
Infatuation – Halcyon Gallery, ICC Birmingham 2005
Bittersweet – Halcyon Gallery, London 2004
The Art of living – (group show) Halcyon Gallery, Harrods London 2003
Larger than life – Halcyon Gallery, Selfridges London 2003
Fat and Fab – Halcyon Gallery, ICC Birmingham, 2002
Fat and Fab - Halcyon Gallery, Selfridges London, 2000
Big and Beautiful – Halcyon Gallery, Selfridges London, 1999