Sandra Bowen, a visual and graphic artist, currently living and working in her home studio in Tsawwassen BC.
A broad range of life experiences has brought Sandra into the creative niche of mixed media. Having learned a foundation for art at school in Ottawa then venturing into the world of horticulture then graphic design she has brought herself back into painting with unique views and expression.
Her colourful art, mostly inspired from nature takes on unique textures with use of plaster, papers, acrylic paints, inks and a variety of paint mediums. All used stylistically by overlapping and creating layers to build levels of depth and transition, into which you sink into visually. Through her exploration in workshops, classes and experimentation she now works less with conventional brushes and more with palette knives, scrappers, sponges and unconventional tools.
Though driven with a passion for painting, Sandra has also discovered an energy for channeling her creativity through teaching. She has facilitated multiple hands on workshops, as well as demonstration sessions since 2010. She has been sharing and inspiring others to broaden their painting skills and thoughts around how to paint, by teaching the unfamiliar techniques of mixed media. Sandra considered a gift to watch her students find their own creative strengths through art.
Sandra currently divides her time painting in her own home studio and volunteering with an art program in Burnaby BC called MAC (My Artist Corner), a program for people who live with mental health issues. Sandra also works as an assistant teacher for Jeanne Krabbendam currently running programs out of Coal Harbour Community Centre and Maplewood House in North Vancouver. She has formerly taught through Emily Carr Continuing Studies as an assistant and substitute instructor.