Sian Vernon (née Hughes)
Multidisciplinary Landscape and Portrait Artist, Sheffield and Peak District.

I’m a Sheffield-based landscape and portrait artist. I love experimenting with various media including watercolour, gouache and ink, and my work is often a playful mix of textures and colours.

I grew up in a tiny hamlet on the outskirts of Sheffield, surrounded by farmland and wildlife, with the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District National Park right on my doorstep. I continue to be drawn to bleak mountain and moorland landscapes. They say that being immersed in nature is good for the soul and I always feel better when I’ve been for a walk in the countryside. Despite living in the city now, I’m only a few miles from ‘home’ and I get back out there whenever I can to recharge my batteries. There’s something very special and therapeutic about the feelings of calm, freedom and (dare I say it?) spirituality – I’m not very spiritual – that nature and wild places evoke. It’s that atmosphere and emotion that I try to and reflect in my paintings.

Sometimes I also like to draw pictures of people and animals.

Peak District Landscape Painting - Storm at Longshaw. Original art by Sheffield artist Sian Vernon

Work for sale

Lots of my Sheffield and Peak District inspired art is available for sale, and makes a great gift for nature lovers. My work is held in private collections across the UK and in Europe, USA and Canada. Fans of my work include hikers, walkers, climbers and tree surgeons!

You can buy original Sheffield and Peak District drawings, paintings, prints and greetings cards directly from me through my Folksy shop:
Buy Sian Vernon Art

A selection of my work is also available to buy as prints, as well as on clothing, gifts and homewares on Redbubble:
Sian Vernon Art Prints, Clothing and Homewares


I’m always happy to talk about commissions and have worked for various private clients over the years. I’m particularly interested in portrait and pet portrait commissions at the moment. Portraits were my specialism for many years and I’m very excited to be offering them again!

Portraits make a wonderful gift for a special occasion, landmark birthday or wedding; to remember someone special, or to honour a loved pet.

Please take advantage of my reasonably low prices while I build my portfolio back up. The examples shown in my Portraits Portfolio are all my new work from 2017. I’m adding new work weekly.

Please see my Commissions page for more information.


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