Port Townsend, United States
About Sandra Stowell
British citizen born 1955 in Alexandria, Egypt. Immigrated to the USA (Indiana) in 1964 with parents, naturalized as a US citizen in 1970. Graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from Florida State University, after switching from the first 18 months of college as an Art Major. After a 20+ year career working with computers, I turned to art full time, moving from the big city (Seattle, WA) to the idyllic arts community of Port Townsend, WA on the Olympic Peninsula.
I have a particular interest in print making and sculpture, however I work with a variety of media. I don't go far without pencil & paper, I use pastels, and even resort to painting. I save and use my own work as elements in both physical and digital collage; I use a computer, scanner and archival ink jet printer as artists tools to modify and create new images. I especially enjoy the layering and combining that is intrinsic to print making and collage.
I appreciate the element of surprise, and rarely make a detailed plan. I try to balance a need for control, which requires technical skill and practice, with a sense of play and taking pleasure in my work. Despite the emphasis on play and pleasure, at another level I take my work very seriously. I am not interested in following techniques and trends in the art world, however it is a delight when I encounter a technique that excites me as a new way to express my own visual thoughts.
I make art to satisfy myself, but art is a form of expression and way to share what I see and feel. I want to communicate the sense of mystery and delight I feel when I look around at natural and man made objects. I hope to capture your eye and mind, and to take you to a different place for at least a moment.
2010 Shape of Water, Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend, WA
2010 Close to Home, Tyler Street Cafe, Port Townsend, WA
2009 Printmaker's Hand, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
2009 Tashiro Kaplan All-Arts Building 5th Anniversary Open House, Seattle, WA
2008 The CVG Show '08, Collective Visions, a Gallery of Art, Bremerton, WA
2007Art Port Townsend 9th Annual Juried Show, Port Townsend, WA
2006 Vessels, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
2006 Figures, solo exhibition at Belltower Art, Port Townsend, WA
2005 Contemporary Collage, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA ,