Ginger Bowen Biography
Ginger Bowen knew at a very early age that she would beome an artist. She
taught herself to draw by copying photos out of magazines. Knowing nothing
about paints, she saved stamps to buy some paper and a set of watercolor
paints in tubes, then proceeded to squeeze them out as if they were oils.
That's when she realized she was definitely an oil painter! At age 14,
Ginger took weekly lessons from a local artist in Amarillo, TX and at age
30, she took a workshop with the great painter and mentor, Daniel Greene.
Her career was off and running! She has since studied with nationally known
artists Kevin Macpherson, Matt Smith and Michael Albrechtson.
Ms. Bowen's work has been featured in galleries and shows from Maui, Hawaii
to New York, including 2004's California Art Club's Gold Medal exhibition
at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. She has a painting hanging in
Senator Bill Frist's Office at the US Senate Building in Washington, D.C.
as well as many other private and corporate collections. Ginger has
paintings featured in two art educational books; "How Did You Paint That?
One Hundred Ways to Paint Landscapes, Volume 1" and "How Did You Paint
That? One Hundred Ways to Paint Still LIfes and Florals", as well as won
numerous awards. Most recently, Ginger was honored with the Award of Merit
at the 2005 American Women Artists Juried Exibition.
She divided her time equally between her studio painting super realistic
still lifes and traveling the world painting the landscape plein air. For
her still lifes she finds old objects that people sometimes miss the beauty
in, and paints them hoping to give viewers a different take, and bring
about a feeling of nostalgia. She often use a play on words in her titles
that can impart an entirely different meaning in the painting. She paints
them only from life and life size. Her landscapes are looser and done much
more quickly but show her love of the land. "I feel I have the best of both
worlds. Not only am I able to paint what I see in a studio still life, but
I'm able to capture what I see out in the world through my landscapes. I
feel so blessed to be able to do something I love so much".
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