Sandra Blow (1925 – 2006)
It was in 1947 after moving to Italy that Sandra Blow started her painting career, making her mark with strong tonal works using paint and collage. Throughout her life she worked with a huge variety of materials and on a variety of scales from the very small to the very large.
During her later life Sandra Blow published many stunning silkscreen prints with collaged elements, textures and glazes. Her uncompromising approach pushed printmaking techniques to new boundaries with the introduction of hessian, film and cloth. Her prints became almost sculptural.
Sandra Blow was at the forefront of British abstract modern art during the 1950’s and spent 44 years in London devoting her working life to developing her art. In 1971 she was elected into the Royal Academy and in 1983 received an Honorary Fellowship. Sandra moved to Cornwall in 1994 where she continued to work right up until her sudden and untimely death in 2006.