CAROL
BOWER


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ARTIST'S STATEMENT

I am an impressionist painter in acrylics, oil, and pastel who particularly enjoys the beauty and spiritual connection I feel while interpreting the natural landscape, human figure, animal life, and plant life while using a brush, palette knife, or pastel.

For me art is a sentimental journey...a recording of feelings and an opportunity to show reverence for the beauty and variety of the natural world. I hope to connect with people who share my love of landscape and living things. Through the language of art I can express the joy I feel when creating a magical world of unlimited possibilities for combining colors, shapes, lines, and textures.

Although I was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, I grew up in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California. After receiving a BA at CSUN in 1972, I moved to the San Francisco Peninsula to work as a Graphic Designer for an ad agency, followed by positions in marketing for high­tech companies. For the last several years I have been able to devote more time to my passion for art making, foreign travel, and enjoying memberships in two plein­air painting groups. As a docent for the San Jose Museum of Art’s “Let’s Look at Art” program I bring a very interactive 50 minute art presentation covering the elements of art, and art history into local elementary school classrooms.

I have won recognition in local art shows and online competitions. Please visit my website for details, and even better...visit Gallery 9.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
OR TO VIEW A MORE EXTENSIVE PORTFOLIO:

Carol Bower
www.carolbower.com
cjeanbower@yahoo.com
408-648-7748


Kami -- Pastel on paper, 15.5x11.5, 2014

Carousel -- Pastel on board, 16x20, 2016

Falls at Big Sur -- Pastel, 11.5x15.5, 2013

An Old Settler -- Pastel on Board, 16x20, 2016

White Kitten, Ode to Pierre Bonnard -- Pastel on board, 20x16 2016