Stella Bowen : Art, Love and War
Period: The return to England
During a brief respite from the gloom of English life, Stella Bowen went to paint for six weeks in her beloved south of France with an American writer, Ruth Harris. Harris rented a studio in Cagnes that had once been a stable, but it had been transformed by the owner, Tusnelda. She had made “a beautiful concrete cowl to the chimney and had painted a wavy blue line around the archway leading into the little pink alcove”, where Bowen slept.