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Artist Bios

John Bowen



Realistic expressionism is how he describes his work.  Capturing a mood, striving to tell a story, intrigued by history, landscapes and themes, these are the inspirations that create his work.  Emphasizing the play of light and shadow as seen in nature.  Describing textures of time written in historic places.  Capturing a moment of history, that sense of space.  These are the feelings he tries to express in his paintings.  Each idea is carefully planned from exploration through execution.  Plein air painting, sketching, photography, using whatever means possible to achieve his vision.  Combining both opaque and transparent watercolors on heavy (300 lb) archival paper. He works patiently, using established principles to create the final piece.  Hoping to express the beauty that inspired him. 

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