Lara Bowen

Lara studied at Hastings College and Oxford Brookes. After a period of teaching art abroad, she returned to Brighton in 2000 and established her studio and gallery. She predominantly works as a painter, best known for her characterful abstract still-lifes and large-scale colour-field paintings.

Describe your approach to teaching
My approach is to lay out the rough plan and then see what happens in the process. Experimentation and an open mind are the keys to generating creative magic.

What inspires your own work?
My work is inspired by the perception of experiences; the dark and light, the memory of a moment in time; life’s glimmers. I seek what occurs with the freedom to look and play.

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