November 2021 Edition

Artist Focus

Artist Focus: Mark Bowles

A focus on the artwork of Mark Bowles

Artist Mark Bowles was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and has painted all his life. “My passion for interpreting what I saw brought me to my studies at the [now California College of the Arts],” Bowles says. “In addition, I studied at the Institutio Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. It is this dedication and passion for my art that has allowed my work to grow, move forward and stay fresh. My work is presently collected and shown nationally.”Heat Inversion, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72"

Bowles is fascinated by texture, form and color, which he uses in expressing how he feels about what he sees. “I do not limit myself in what I paint or how I might interpret what I see,” he explains. “This freedom allows my work to move from representational to minimalist to abstraction. My work is ever-changing, ever-challenging. It is always my intention to address the canvas directly, honestly and boldly.”Blue Sky, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40"

In addition, exploring color, composition, the quality and attitude of a line, as well as various materials will always be fascinating tools for Bowles. “It’s my goal to draw the viewer into my space and let them become involved in their own personal journey and discovery of the work,” he says. “The ultimate reward for me is to communicate something new to the viewer even if for just a moment in time.”The Back Range, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40"

Bowles adds, “Painting is my commitment, my passion and my fulfillment. I am honored by those who find inspiration from my work.” —

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