Sandra Blow (1925-2006) was a pioneering artist, expressing new and exciting ideas and practices through her work.
Emerging amidst post-war austerity, Blow’s early canvases are a mixture of traditional painterly materials, as well as the sawdust and cloth that littered her studio. These beginnings defined the manner in which she continued to work; her pieces are as much about texture as their visual impact. Blow's paintings reflect the societal moods around her, as well as the deeply personal: the colour and liberation in her canvases from the 1960s, the optimism and energy following her relocation to St. Ives in her seventies. The boldness of her pieces continues to stop you in your tracks.