Sally Bowring is a native New Yorker who has made her home in Richmond, Virginia. She holds a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in textiles, a BA from Goddard College and MFA from VCU. Sally teaches painting at Virginia Commonwealth University. Artist Statement: Over the past 40 years of making art I found my work comes from daily observations, essays and novels I have read, art theory, feminist theory, memoirs, sensations, thoughts, experiences, friend’s opinions, fears, jokes, love and life lived. Things that inspire me are: order and disorder, my garden, puddles, shadows, things that repeat themselves, tools and utensils neatly lined up, polka dots, patterns, textiles, the weather, architecture, grids, geometric things juxtaposed with the organic, the light of the changing seasons and the idea of paradise. Sally is a recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Art Professional Fellowship and the Theresa Pollak Visual Arts Awards. She has received 4 Fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Represented by Reynolds Gallery, in Richmond, VA, Art Registry, Washington, DC and Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA. Her artwork has bee exhibited extensively national and internationally. Recently, Bowring’s work is in Doha, Qatar – in the Art and Embassy Program.