Botanical nature is the language in Lara Bowen works. Used as a metaphor for the passing of time, these forms also serve to enable an investigation of personal experiences. Lara plays with colour, composition, media and marks to spark a recall or sensation.The resulting paintings are often dreamlike; something partially remembered and recalled by the stimulation of another sense.
A work is tangle of blooms, a snippet of blue sky, a shard of strong sunlight or the brief relationship between a favourite mug and a collection of fresh garden pickings.
Using rich colours and a strong tonal range Lara Bowen creates a deep sense of emotion in her work. Joy, contemplation and melancholy are present in these paintings and sometimes a bit of drama.