‘Sweet Shop’ Artist Sarah-Jane Returns to Nottingham


A NOTTINGHAM art gallery is set to be the only one in the city to display work from renowned artist Sarah-Jane Szikora from this weekend

From Friday (14 March), George Thornton Art in the Flying Horse Walk will be welcoming the return of Sarah Jane and her ‘sweet-shop style’ art to the city, much to the delight of fans across the city.

Sarah-Jane is a partially sighted leading artist whose quirky and niche work depicts imaginary worlds and outrageously exaggerated figures – in this case, enormously fat, Taking the Watersrather benign-looking ladies with tiny heads.

Sarah-Jane has been compared to the late great painter Beryl Cook, but her characters are more concerned with food – cream cakes, Battenbergs, sugar mice and gingerbread men frequently feature in her compositions.

George Thornton, of George Thornton Art, said: “Sarah is a leading niche artist who is hugely recognisable for her quirky and humorous take on the human condition and everyday life. I have known Sarah for many years, and her detail is in incredible – however, it’s her humorous and sometimes sarcastic take on everything around us I find most satisfying. I challenge even the sternest individual not to break into a smile when viewing her paintings.

“She has a huge following and has been eagerly anticipated by the city’s art lovers so I’m really excited to be able to show her work in my gallery.”

Sarah-Jane’s work has been displayed in galleries across the UK and overseas as well as in major London shows – and reproduced as limited edition prints, sculpture, Royal Worcester ceramic ware and much more.

A modest selection of original works are available for sale form George’s gallery which is based in the Flying Horse Walk. The Gallery exhibits and sells affordable, contemporary, original works by exceptional local talent and international artists.