IMG_0606About Sheffield artist Sian Vernon (née Hughes)

Having grown up on the edge of the Peak District, I have always had a deep appreciation of open space, solitude, nature, and of bleak mountain and moorland landscapes.

After completing my Art Foundation at a time when traditional painting was not in vogue, I decided to pursue a career in environmental studies. I graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Geography and later worked for a practical environmental conservation charity. Fast forward a few years, I’m now raising a family, working for a craft website part-time and combining my love of art and environment, creating paintings which celebrate the globally important and increasingly rare heather moorland landscapes of the UK.

Peak District Collection

My Peak District Art is a response to this semi-natural environment, in particular the effect of the changing seasons and weather conditions on the landscape. Sketching from life, memory and from my own photographs snapped quickly as I walk, I experiment with various media to reflect the atmosphere of a place and a time. My work is therefore often a little bit abstract, a little bit expressive, and a playful mix of textures and colours.

How to buy

  • Work available to buy now
  • Most of my digital work can be printed on demand – please send me your demands and I’ll see what I can do.
  • Other work is often for sale but I just haven’t listed it – if there’s something in particular you are interested in, please ask!

My work is held in private collections across the UK and in Europe, USA and Canada.

Want to work with me?

I offer various other artistic services. Please have a look at my Services page for a few examples or Contact me for a chat!