Lara Bowen Artist Information:
Exploring the tick-tock of existence is my starting point when painting. I am inspired by our natural surroundings, seasonal changes and how this cycle both generates and recalls sensations and memories.
I spend time in gardens and beside lakes, exploring rock pools and drinking in the reflections and refractions. This generates momentum for an evolving series of paintings which are about shards of sunlight and snippets of blue skies between the tangle of growth; the above and the underneath; reflected and shaded; the crystal clear and the murkier, more confusing things.
Attempting to capture this using coloured substances applied to a surface is compulsive and the flirt with that elusive creative magic is addictive.