Lara Bowen
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WELCOME

 

Representing established and emerging artists from the South East of England. From paintings to prints, silkscreen to stoneware. No house style. Simply beautiful art.

 

IN THE NEWS

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HELLO HAMPSTEAD!

After a two-year break, the AAF is returning to Hampstead Heath. Work by all the artists in the current portfolio will be exhibited on stand D9 and I will be there to help you find something to fall in love with. Limited complimentary tickets are available.

ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE TRAIL

It's nearly time to fling open the doors as part of the vibrant West Hove trail.
Every weekend I will be showing a different selection of works by all the artists plus some special guests such as jewellery by Katie Weiner, pictured above.

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GIFT VOUCHERS

Art Buyer, Art Collector or Artist?

Choose from three unique experiences for the art lover in your life. Scroll to the bottom for all the details.

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S/S 22 COLLECTION

There's a fresh new collection of art ready for you in the online shop. Large scale colourful seascapes by Sophie Abbott, monochrome figurative pieces by Polly Arnett and James Wilson, impasto oil landscapes by Benedict Gubb, and these expressive abstract in ink by our newest team member, Joanne Perkins.

 
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POLLY ARNETT

New variable editions and original drawings

Take a dip into Polly's sought-after collection of works on paper, inspired by sea swimmers, the great outdoors, and vintage poster illustration.

 

COLOURFUL LANGUAGE

The lovechild of contemporary lingo and our emotional connection with colour.

This project began as an idea in March 2020 as a response to our collective experiences and emotions. It has since grown into a range of limited edition prints featuring colours inspired by the language of lockdowns and life stages. 
All prints are now available via the online shop.

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BECKY BLAIR

SEASIDE JUNGLE

This much admired painting of a hot, tropical paradise is now available as a signed, limited edition print, hand-embellished with gold leaf - £600 unframed plus P&P.
Hang one on your wall and allow yourself to be transported to your own private island escape.

 

STUDIO VISITS

I love a visit to one of my artist colleagues studios and thought you might too. If so why not explore the new 'Studios' sections on individual artists' pages.

For regular updates and more behind-the-scenes news please follow larabowen.comtemporary on instagram.

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WELCOME TO LARA BOWEN CONTEMPORARY

I firmly believe in the ability of original art to inspire, enhance your personal space and bring a unique personality to your environment. Therefore, it is with great pleasure I present this collection of exceptional artists, collaborators, and friends whose work is both original and bold. 

If you are looking for something to make your home complete and your heart to sing then get in touch and let's work together. I am happy to offer advice and support in finding the art to bring your space alive.

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With a love of paint and a passion for authentic work, I have over 20 years of experience representing artists and sourcing work for clients. There is great satisfaction in finding just the right piece and placing it in its' new home. 


As a trained artist myself I have spent most of my working life in art studios and amongst other creative people. It is a total joy to visit the artists I work with and see what magic they have been creating.  In these visits, I learn about their motivations and inspirations and we plan new collections together. (You can explore their studios too on the artists pages.) To then take this work and put it on display to the art-loving public is a real honour .

New collections are launched at art fairs and online in Spring and Autumn. You can preview the current collections via The Artists pages, buy pieces via The Online Shop or visit The Gallery in Hove. If you are unable to visit in person we can arrange virtual viewings on various platforms. It's a great way to talk about your requirements, connect with the work, and get a better idea of how it would look in your home.  

For snippets of news, studio visits, and sneaky peaks of artworks before we exibit them please follow larabowen.contemporary on instagram or subscribe to the mailing list below.

I hope you enjoy exploring the site and find something to fall in love with. Thank you for visiting.

Lara x

 

THE GALLERY IS OPENING SOON

Now the days are getting warmer, I am looking forwards welcome visitors back to the gallery again.


I open by appointment only during the colder months but come late April I'll be flinging the doors open on Fridays and Saturdays and some Sundays. 

UNIT 9 LION MEWS, RICHARDSON ROAD, 
HOVE. BN3 5RA

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GIFT VOUCHERS & EXPERIENCES

It's a brave person who can buy art for another with complete confidence, but the gift of art is an extremely special one and something that will outlive perfume or practically anything else for that matter. So let me introduce you to our new art gift cards, allowing your art lover the time to browse at their leisure and discover the artwork that resonates and feels personal to them.

The Art Buyer can be gifted in various amounts and used towards any purchase at our Hove gallery or online. The Art Collector is a VIP experience involving art sourcing and a private view with fizz and fun.  And then there's The Artist, for those who want to unlock their own creativity.


Choose the value of your Art Buyer gift card in the shop. If you would like an alternative value or to discuss the other experience options just call me on +44 (0)7909511159 or drop me an email with your phone number so I can call you right back.  We’ll then email a voucher to you and send a printed version within 7 days.

 
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THE ART BUYER

Gift Card

  • Value of the gift card redeemable against a piece of art of the art buyer's choice

  • Choose from the current collection online or from the Hove Gallery or be our special guest (plus 1) at the Affordable Art Fair in London

  • Advice about placing, hanging and lighting artwork

  • Authenticity certificate

  • Available in multiple values starting at £50

THE ART COLLECTOR

VIP EXPERIENCE

  • Art consultation and sourcing to the customer’s requirements

  • Private tour of current collection at the gallery in Hove

  • A bottle of fizz to share whilst perusing 

  • Value of the voucher towards a piece of art

  • Advice about placing, hanging and lighting the piece

  • Authenticity certificate

  • Available in various values starting at £300

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THE ARTIST

Studio day experience

  • Enjoy a day of bespoke artistic me-time with flow unlocking exercises and creative activities to suit your level but expand your boundaries.

  • Workshops take place in my studio in Hove.

  • One-to-one sessions or groups of up to four people.

  • Refreshments and materials included