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Sandra Bowen, a visual and graphic artist, currently living and working in her home studio in Tsawwassen BC. Currently she divides time painting in her own home studio, and works in partnership teaching with Jeanne Krabbendam currently running programs out of Coal Harbour Community Centre . She has formerly taught through Emily Carr Continuing Studies as an assistant and substitute instructor.
Sandra also does art through volunteering with an art program in Burnaby BC called MAC (My Artist Corner), a program for people who live with mental health issues. Sandra has a broad range of life experiences that has brought her 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 in which you sink into visually. Through her exploration in workshops, classes, and experimentation she has grown into working 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 steering her creativity through teaching. Having facilitated multiple hands on work shops 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. It has been a gift given back to her watching people find their own creative strengths through art and all it has to offer.