If I could go out tonight, and if I was anywhere near Totnes in Devon, I would go to the opening of Sarah Bowman's new exhibition.
When we were young and had disposable income (those hazy days) we bought a Sarah Bowman painting at the Affordable Art Fair. We did what you do when you buy a car or sofa and paid for the painting in monthly installments (via the fantastic own art scheme).
Owning a painting, an original that no-one else has is a lovely thing; and I could gaze at this picture for hours, it's my 'country' window - opposed to the train-track view from my real windows. Hugh and I have spent a lot of time in Cornwall; right from when we first got together, and it was very much a joint decision to buy the picture - unlike many other pictures we have that are either his or mine. (The is a rather sedated way of saying I LOVE THIS PICTURE).
For more photos of the painting in situ go here.
I like this wintery scene, very evocative of January days with the low Winter sun. There is definitely room for another Bowman* in this house... just not the budget right now.
*Strictly, we do actually have another Bowman, as we have a painting by Vanessa Bowman, Sarah's sister - which I'll have to share in another post...