Jamie Bowers / BOWERS ART STUDIO
Abstract Painter Eau Claire, WI
BOWERS ART STUDIO has moved to Studio 123, Building 13, Banbury Place (930 Galloway Street) in Eau Claire, Wisconsin! Stay tuned for information on the opening of my studio and gallery, open gallery hours, and upcoming solo and group art shows.
I am an abstract painter whose interest and inspiration lie in the process of the pictures I create. Often, I paint with a particular living space in mind and choose colors and design elements to fit the space and décor, regardless of whether the space actually exists or is purely imaginary.
I paint on wood panels. The rigidity of the wood surface allows me to aggressively scrape and sand the work as I build or deconstruct layers of paint or plaster, depending on the painting. At times the natural wood grain becomes part of the work. Texture and vivid color are hallmarks of my paintings, and I am constantly experimenting with various combinations of paint, plaster, and polyurethane finishes.
I often incorporate the technique of stenciling into my work – using shapes cut from cardboard or lace-type fabric. In many of my paintings I use flexible mesh material, which I paint through and upon, to produce texture, depth, and additional layers of interest. I also work with construction plaster, mixing it with various paints and polyurethane finishes for added texture and complexity. And most recently, I have begun to use ash material in my paintings.
I enjoy creating larger scale, multi-panel paintings which are ideal for corporate / commercial settings and homes with large walls and open areas. Aside from residential installations, my paintings can also be found in a variety of businesses in the Iowa-Nebraska-South Dakota tri-state region (where I lived until very recently) - ranging from hospitals; law, architect and realty offices; a chain of jewelry stores; a hospital; and colleges. Over the years I have completed a number of commissioned paintings, specifically created to compliment existing décor. I also design custom portrait collages which combine original paintings and Xerox images.
Several of my paintings installed in an Okoboji, IA, lake home are part of an article in the June 2014 edition of Siouxland Life magazine entitled "Modern Luxury at the Lakes." Here is a link to the story: <a href="http://siouxcityjournal.com/special-section/siouxland_life/home/modern-luxury-at-the-lakes/article_290d4bf9-9648-5f77-b4d4-2465de70aec1.html" rel="nofollow" .