Sandra Blow studied at St. Martin’s School of Art between 1941-1946; the Royal Academy Schools 1946-47 and L’Accademia di Belle Arte, Rome 1947-48. A major contemporary artist, her work is in many public collections. Blow’s awards include joint-winner of the International Guggenheim Award, 1960; Second Prize Winner in the John Moore's Liverpool Exhibition, 1961; and the Korn Ferry Picture of the Year Award, Royal Academy of Art, 1998. In 1994 her work Green and White was purchased by the Royal Academy under the terms of the Chantrey Bequest for the Nation.
Among Blow’s recent commissions are a glass screen for Heathrow Airport commissioned by BAA in 1995 and illustrations for Waves on Porthmeor Beach, (Alaric Sumner, Wordsworth Books), 1995. Sandra Blow was appointed Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 1973. She lived and worked in Cornwall where the Tate St. Ives held a major retrospective of her paintings in 2001-2002 titled Space and Matter.