Sara Jane Doberstein was born in 1976 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She has spent most of her life in Owen Sound, Ontario on beautiful Georgian Bay, and has been a full-time artist since 2000. Her interest in the arts began at an early age, when she developed a passion for capturing the American coastline during family trips to the Carolinas. She continues to visit the United States as often as possible, finding inspiration in the beauty of its coastal areas for her vivid paintings of seashells, sandpipers, and crabs.
Sara Jane's diverse painting styles range from traditional representational to contemporary realism, and her work reflects a fascination with the natural world and its transformations. Whether her subject is a glossy cluster of cherries, the chipped paint of an antique, or the colorful jumble of seashells on a beach, her paintings capture the larger-than-life essence of everyday objects and scenes. Her playful, whimsical approach to her subjects is balanced by a technical mastery of paint, which combines to create detailed, thoughtful, and energetic compositions.
Sara Jane is a member of the American Women Artists, the Muskoka Arts & Crafts, and a Signature member of the Oil Painters of America. Her work has been included in many prominent juried exhibitions across North America, and has won a number of awards, including an Award of Excellence at the Oil Painters of America's 14th Annual National Juried Exhibition. She has been featured in several publications, including Southwest Art's "21 Under 31", and “Start Your Collection.” Sara Jane currently lives and works in Canada.