Jamie Bowers / BOWERS ART – Studio & Gallery

Abstract Painter Eau Claire, WI

BOWERS ART - Studio & Gallery is now open when Artisan Forge is open...
Tuesdays-Fridays 10am-5pm
Saturdays 10am-4pm
Although I will not be there every open day, sales are still possible, or call me to set up an appointment.

Artisan Forge Studios is located just south of Clairemont Avenue at 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. If you are not familiar with Artisan Forge, just look for the fantastic sculptures outside.

Aside from my studio, select paintings are also for sale at 200 Main Art & Wine in downtown Eau Claire, WI.

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. 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, ash and polyurethane finishes. 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 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 - 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.