Eric Bowman

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Eric Bowman Biography

Eric Bowman was born in Pasadena and grew up in Orange County, California. Essentially a self-taught artist, he had a knack for drawing as far back as he can remember, always the school artist throughout his elementary and high school years. 

As a vocation however, art was not directed by a clear-cut path, and became an exercise of entering open doors involving artistic opportunity. While freelancing full time as a commercial artist kept him self-employed for many years, it wasn’t until a chance meeting with two prominent California painters in the late 90’s that Eric experienced a major shift in his world view of Art that set him on a new journey into fine art painting. 

Since that time, Eric has developed a unique style and approach that continues to evolve thru self education and exploration. Being a nostalgic person, Eric believes in the timeless philosophy of Truth and Beauty, deriving inspiration from sources both contemporary and historic that reflect the standard of high art from a century ago. 

A recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, Eric’s paintings reside in private & corporate collections around the world, and have been featured in national magazines, including; Western Art Collector, Southwest Art, International Artist, Art of the West, Pratique Des Arts (France), Fine Art Connoisseur and Plein Air Magazine.  

Eric Bowman is a Signature Member of both the California Art Club and The American Impressionist Society. When not painting on location in various parts of the west or teaching an occasional workshop, Eric resides with his wife and daughter in northwest Oregon.

Selected Awards:

2018 

  • Artist Choice, Sonoma Plein Air, Sonoma, CA

  • Best of Show, BoldBrush Painting Competition

2017

  • Best of Show, BoldBrush Painting Competition

2016

  • First Place, Plein Air Salon, Dana Point, CA