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Eric Bowman, 1960 | Plein Air /Figurative / Impressionist painter





Award winning artist Eric Bowman was born in Pasadena and grew up in Orange County, CA (back when it actually had orange groves). Essentially a self-taught artist, Eric had a knack for drawing as far back as he can remember, always the class artist throughout his elementary and high school years. Various art-related jobs such as silk screen T-shirt printer or surfboard airbrush technician led to a lengthy and successful career as a commercial artist, eventually transitioning to fine art painting.












As a painter, Eric has garnered many awards in national and regional exhibitions in some of the country's most prestigious galleries and museums. His paintings are in collections around the world, including England, Australia, Canada and Mexico.
Eric Bowman is a Signature Member of both the American Impressionist Society and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and an Out-of-State Member of the California Art Club. When not traveling to various plein air shows or visiting his beloved home state of California, Eric resides in northwest Oregon with his wife and daughter, and their dog, Mucha.

Publications:
  • Plein Air magazine - Feature Article April 2016;
  • Pratique Des Arts (French art publication) - Feature Article May 2015;
  • Southwest Art magazine - "Artist to Watch" Oct 2014;
  • American Art Collector magazine - Group Show Preview Nov 2014;
  • International Artist magazine - Feature Article Nov/Dec 2014;
  • Uncle Jam magazine - Feature Article and cover image Winter 2013;
  • American Art Collector magazine - Solo Show Preview May 2013;
  • American Art Collector magazine - Solo Show Preview Jan 2013;
  • Southwest Art magazine - "Artistic Excellence" award Dec 2012;
  • American Art Collector magazine - Solo Show Preview June 2011.

Recent Shows/Awards:

  • Invitational - "Maynard Dixon Country Camp Out" June 2016 - Mount Carmel, Utah;
  • Group Show - "California Art Club 105th Gold Medal Exhibition" Autry Museum April 2016 - Los Angeles;
  • Group Show - "Coors Western Art exhibition" January 2016 - Denver, CO;
  • Finalist - "BoldBrush Painting Competition" October 2015 - Juror: Phil Couture;
  • Invitational - American Masters Exhibition 2015 - Salmagundi Club, New York, NY;
  • Invitational - "Collectors Reserve 2015" Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK;
  • Group Show - "Sonoma Plein Air" Oct. 2015 - Sonoma, CA;
  • Juried Show - "American Impressionist Society National Exhibition 2015" Trailside Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ;
  • Juried Show - "Plein Air Easton" July 2015 - Easton, Maryland;
  • Finalist - "BoldBrush Painting Competition" November 2015 - Juror: Jason Sacran;
  • Best of Show Award - "BoldBrush Painting Competition"January 2015 - Juror: Timothy C. Tyler;
  • Finalist - "BoldBrush Painting Competition" November 2014 - Juror: Vincent Xeus;
  • Invitational - American Masters Exhibition 2014 - Salmagundi Club, New York, NY;
  • Juried Show - "American Impressionist Society National Exhibition 2014" Abend Gallery, Denver, CO;
  • Invitational - "Small Works Invitational 2014" - Howard/Mandville Gallery; Kirkland, WA;
  • Group Show - "Sonoma Plein Air" Oct. 2014 - Sonoma, CA;
  • Finalist - "BoldBrush Competition" August 2014 - Juror: Tim Rees;
  • Solo Show - "Personal Space" January 2014 - Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ;
  • Invitational - "Laguna Plein Air Painters Assoc. Invitational" Oct 2013 - Laguna Beach, CA;
  • Invitational - "Small Works Invitational 2013" - Howard/Mandville Gallery; Kirkland, WA;
  • Juried Show - "American Impressionist Society National Exhibition 2013" M Gallery, Charleston, SC;
  • Juried Show - "Sonoma Plein Air" Oct. 2013 - Sonoma, CA;
  • Solo Show - "Summerland" Sept. 2013 - Brian Marki Fine Art, Portland, OR;
  • Juried Show - "Plein Air Easton" July 2013 - Easton, Maryland;
  • Solo Show - "Form and Function" April 2013- Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ;
  • Juried Show - "American Impressionist Society National Exhibition 2012" - Eckert and Ross Gallery, Indianapolis, IN;
  • Honorable Mention - Southwest Art magazine "Artistic Excellence" competition 2012;
  • Artist Choice Award - "Sonoma Plein Air" - Oct 2012 - Sonoma, CA;
  • Plein Air Magazine Award - "Sonoma Plein Air" - Oct 2012 - Sonoma, CA;
  • Invitational - "Oregon Invitational Plein Air" - Aug 2012 - Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR;
  • Second Place Award - "Plein Air Easton" - July 2012 - Easton, Maryland - Juror: Tim Newton, Salmagundi Club, NY;
  • Group Show - "Anniversary Show 2012" - Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA;
  • Juried Show - Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, June 2012 - Evergreeen Gallery, Evergreen, CO;
  • Juried Show - LPAPA "Best Of Plein Air" June 2012 - Seven Degrees Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA;
  • Juried Show - "American Impressionist Society Annual Exhibition 2011" - Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel, CA;
  • Invitational - "Small Works Invitational 2011" - Howard/Mandville Gallery; Kirkland, WA;
  • Juried Show - "Plein Air Easton" - July 2011 - Easton, Maryland
  • Solo Show - "Off Key, On Point" June 2011 - Bonner David Gallery; Scottsdale, AZ;
  • Juried Show - "Sonoma Plein Air" May 2011 - Sonoma, CA;
  • Juried Show - LPAPA "Best of Plein Air" July 2011 - Esther Wells Collection; Laguna Beach, CA;
  • Invitational - "Small Works Invitational 2010" - Howard/Mandville Gallery; Kirkland, WA;
  • Juried Show - "American Impressionist Society Annual Exhibition 2010" - Richland Fine Art; Nashville, TN;
  • Juried Show - "Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2010" - Columbia River Art Gallery; Hood River, OR;
  • Second Place Award (x2) - "Hillsboro Plein Air" July 2010 - Cultural Arts Center; Hillsboro, OR;
  • Juried Show - LPAPA "Best of Plein Air" July 2010 - Esther Wells Collection; Laguna Beach, CA;
  • Purchase Prize Award - "Chronicle Exhibition Invitational" June 2010 - Festival of Arts; Lake Oswego, OR;
  • Juried Show - "Salon International" April 2010 - Greenhouse Gallery; Austin, TX;
  • Judge - "Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational" 2010 - Borrego Art Institute; Borrego Springs, CA;
  • Invitational - "Small Works Invitational 2009" - Howard/Mandville Gallery; Kirkland, WA;
  • Third Place Award - "Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2009" - Columbia River Art Gallery; Hood River, OR - Juror: Ned Mueller, OPA, PAPA, LPAPA;
  • Juried Show - "Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition" Aug 2009 - Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA;
  • Finalist - "BoldBrush Painting Competition" July 2009 - Juror: Josh Elliott;
  • Group Show - "Town and Country: Oregon at 150" June 2009 - Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR;
  • Juried Show - "Sonoma Plein Air" May 2009 - Sonoma, CA;
  • Juried Show - "Oil Painters of America National Exhibition 2009" - Sage Creek gallery, Santa Fe, NM;
  • 2 Man Show - "The Distance Traveled" April 2009 - Broderick Gallery; Lake Oswego, OR;
  • First Place Award - "Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2008" - Columbia River Art Gallery; Hood River, OR - Juror: Colleen Schafroth - Director, Maryhill Museum;
  • Solo Show - Astoria Fine Art Gallery; July 2008 Astoria, OR;
  • Third Place Award - "Paint San Clemente Plein Air competition 2008" - San Clemente Art Association, San Clemente, CA - Juror: Debra Huse;
  • Second Place Quick Draw Award - "Paint San Clemente Plein Air competition 2008" - San Clemente Art Association, San Clemente, CA;
  • Juried Show - "Oil Painters of America National Exhibition 2008" - Dana Gallery; Missoula, Montana;
  • 2 Purchase Prize Awards - "Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2007" - Columbia River Art Gallery; Hood River, OR - Juror: Susan Diehl;
  • Solo Show - "Town and Country" The Paintings of Eric Bowman at Yoshida Fine Art Gallery; February 2007 Portland, OR;
  • Honorable Mention - "Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2006" - Columbia River Art Gallery; Hood River, OR - Juror: Susan Diehl;
  • First Place Award - "Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2005" - Columbia River Art Gallery; Hood River, OR - Juror: Kenn Backhaus, PAPA, OPA;
  • Best Oil Award and People's Choice Award - "Paint the Gorge Plein Air Show 2005" - Caswell Gallery; Troutdale, OR;
  • First Place Quick Draw Award - "Bidwell Park Centennial Plein Air Competition 2005" Avenue 9 Gallery; Chico, CA;
  • Juried Show - "Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition 2005" - Waterhouse Gallery; Santa Barbara, CA.














































Eric Bowman è nato a Pasadena, California ed è cresciuto ad Orange County, CA. Essenzialmente artista autodidatta, Eric aveva un talento per il disegno fin da piccolo.
Eric ha raccolto molti premi in mostre nazionali e regionali in alcune delle più prestigiose gallerie e musei del paese. I suoi dipinti si trovano in collezioni di tutto il mondo, tra cui Inghilterra, Australia, Canada e Messico.
Eric Bowman è membro firma di entrambi l'American Impressionist Society e la Laguna Plein Air Imbianchini Association, e membro di un Out-of-Stato della California Art Club.
Quando non viaggia a diverse manifestazioni d'arte o visita la sua amata California, Eric risiede nel nord-ovest di Oregon con la moglie e la figlia, e il loro cane, Mucha.