To participate in art is to celebrate life. My paintings reflect the places in which I’ve lived and traveled, my memories and imagination. Art ventures have taken me to France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Japan, Israel; Jordan; China and in much of the U.S. Landscapes, skyscapes, historic buildings, and dramatic skies all inspire my watercolors, acrylics and oils.
I paint on location and in my studio. Quiet, intimate places or weather excite my creative juices. Combining travel with painting is a privilege. Teaching drawing and painting is a pleasure and a way of sharing training and experience. 3225 Keokuk St. Butte, Mt. 59701 www.salliebowen.com Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a fourth generation Montanan (and Great Falls native) with a degree in Graphic Design from MSU. However, my work for many years has been done in transparent watercolor. I am always seduced by the mystery of it, the delicate balance of freedom and control, the luminous washes and layers of color. The subjects and materials I choose are usually traditional in nature and application. These days I am primarily interested in urban landscapes and the figure, but finding beauty in unexpected places (a junkyard, for instance) offers many exciting possibilities as well. As always, I hope the viewer will take away a new appreciation of the world around them after viewing the work.
For many years I have been on the art faculty at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell and I also teach private classes and occasional painting workshops here and abroad. My work can be found in the collections of Beringer Wineries, ConAgra Industries, Smithsonian Institution and The White House to name a few.