art training started when she was young with both artistic parents
supporting her abilities. Her
training continued through collage at WWU in Bellingham where she
received a degree in Visual Communications.
nine-year spell in the Boeing printing facilities, where she managed the
production of full color printing material including the Annual Report
and promotional mailings, convinced her she needed to get back into the
creative end of the job.
painting time didn’t occur until they Bowman’s took their 33-ft
sailboat and headed down to Mexico.
She was able to spend a solid year honing her skills. Her focus
in Mexico was colorful market scenes, images of bougainvillea-draped
buildings, and realistic renditions of the cruising community’s yachts
in tropical settings. You may have seen some of her six covers for 48
degrees north, a local sailing magazine.
northwest images are some of her current series of paintings. They
reflect her use of color and demonstrate her special ability to create
the illusion of depth and light. Her
floral paintings glow with vivid color and fluid movement. Join her this
fall as she explores the process known as “Watercolors-Wet and
is a member of both the Northwest Watercolor and San Diego Watercolor
Societies. Some of the recognition she has received is The Edmonds
Mayor’s Purchase Award, a 200th Anniversary of Mt. Rainier
Award, Windsor Newton Award and numerous blue ribbon and first place
awards. You can see more of
her work on www.jenniferbowman.com.
1 hour lunch
The next class I
will be teaching is going to be held in Mt. Vernon at TRI-DEE Arts.
Set-up and gossip start at 9:30, class begins at 10 am.
This class is aimed
at the intermediate student. It is my desire to create a positive and
joyful atmosphere that nourishes the development of each artist's
special talents and perceptions. I will begin each day with a
demonstration. In my class, we will explore color, value, composition
and light. Using each of these elements we will sculpt three-dimensional
elements using two-dimensional form. We will be working on a
pre-textured surface for the first day and then working in
color-layering glazes and then palette knife techniques. Acrylics are
wonderful for adding dramatic color choices and really working the
contrast of complimentary colors.
Day One: Talk
about paint and the respective qualities; experiment with color mixing
using wet into wet washes; layered glazes and built-up palette knife
strokes. The first day's canvas will be pre-textured for immediate
painting and we will texture the second canvas for the next day's class.
Acrylic is a great medium for those that like to change their minds...
cause you can put light colors over the top of dark colors!!!! This
process allows you to add highlights and corrections to previously
do I sign up? call (360) 336-6131