Sarah Bowman is known for her idyllic views from a window, incorporating still life and landscape in her calming palette. Her paintings are derived from memory, a distilled recollection of places visited, particularly Cornwall and Devon. Recently she has also exhibited simpler compositions. There is a shift to an even subtler use of colour and more texture in these paintings. Sarah selects objects, colours and motifs to direct the eye around the painting. She says, “the process can be meditative, rather like doing a puzzle.” The placing of each element is a reaction to the last thing painted. Sarah has had a number of one-woman shows and has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and won the Mary Fedden award at the Royal West of England Academy.