Sandra Blow

Porthmeor Series, Wave Sequence
Acrylic on canvas and wood
Signed, titled and dated '97' (on the canvas overlap)
48 x 48 ins
£18,000
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Sandra Blow was a leading figure of post-war British abstract art. Despite training in London (at St Martins and the Royal Academy) and settling into a studio in the capital for most of her career, Blow formed close ties with the artists living in St Ives through her friendship with Patrick Heron. Spending a year, in 1957, in a cottage in nearby Tregerthen, like many of the St Ives artists she was inspired by the landscape and light there. During the mid 90s Sandra Blow returned permanently to St Ives and took a lease of one of the Porthmeor studios (well known for their association with St Ives artists in the post-war decade). Blow's studio was once occupied by Karl Weschke and Patrick Heron occupied a studio across the courtyard.

For Blow the most inspiring element of her new studio was the view of the sea across Porthmeor Beach. It was during the period between 1995 and 1997 that the focus of her work moved from the formation of the landscape to the sea itself. Paintings from the Porthmeor Series are concerned with the effects of line and shape in the sand generated by the tides. These motifs can be seen clearly in Wave Sequence and recur throughout her work in the late 1990s.




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Sandra Blow | Porthmeor Series, Wave Sequence