Hello. My name is Sara Bowen and I am an artist working mainly on paper and slate, using printmaking techniques, engraving and bookbinding to create small editions of fine art prints, artists’ books and other work.
I moved from the UK to Australia in 2006 and I now live with my family at the northern end of the New South Wales coast, near Coffs Harbour. We built a house and a studio, and live completely off the grid with a giant worm farm for our sewerage needs, solar panels mounted on trackers with a backup diesel generator for power, and big tanks to collect rainwater. We have a large vegetable garden, an orchard and currently house 17 chickens in the new chook shed that my husband and I recently built!
In addition to my career as an artist, I also have a career in education and am currently Course Coordinator for TAFE NSW Higher Education’s Graduate Diploma of Leadership as well as Higher Education Coordinator for North Coast TAFE. I am passionate about education, leadership and business as well as art, and I have sat on various not-for-profit Boards over the last dozen or so years including my current position on the Board of Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium of Music. You can find me on LinkedIn and Twitter @saracbowen.