I'm an architect-trained freelance artist. Originally from Scotland via Canada, I'm now based in London.

My drawings tell stories. I create pictures of lives that we want to know more about.

My paintings are sketched in pencil and redrawn with a Wacom pen in Photoshop.

I'm a member of the Association Of Illustrators and the Society of Authors.


Contact

janbow@janbow.com

0794 096 4814


Clients include
Royal Mail, Glenn Howell Architects, BBC, Transport for London, Birmingham Museums and Art Galleries, Delta Airlines, The Independent, Tindal Street Press, Kinetic Architects, Oxford University Press, National Trust

Testimonials
"The working group loved it, unanimously!… Cleverly followed and interpreted the brief perfectly… beautiful piece of work”
Sarah Rennie, Colmore Business District

"Thanks again for all of the wonderful drawings and fast turn-around. Can't tell you enough what a pleasure you've been to work with."
Bruce R Davies, Proskauer Rose LLP


"Her unique style is optimistic, urban, and distinctly 21st century. Creative and good value."
Jason Smith, co-owner, The Red Lion

Work in exhibitions
Greenwich Library, 2016 (solo)
Deptford Does Art, 2015 (solo)
Art In Action, 2013, 2014
Moseley Exchange 2010
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010
The Bond, 2010 (solo)
Brighton Artists Open Studios, 2009
Qube Gallery 2008
Birmingham Museum & Art Galleries 2007
The Eclipse, London 2004 (solo)

Recognition
Radar
magazine feature, August 2011
Winner, Moseley Society Art competition, 2010
AOI Images Annual 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
Birmingham Life magazine interview, January 2009
3x3 Annual 2007, 2008
Communication Arts Annual 2005


I agree with Picasso that making pictures is ‘just another way of keeping a diary’,
and with David Hockney that ‘art should be a counsel against despair’.

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