Jan Bowman

Architect-trained artist from Scotland via Canada and Birmingham, now based in London. Author and illustrator of THIS IS BIRMINGHAM: A Glimpse of the City's Hidden Treasures. Founding member, Brexit Creatives. Inspired by humanity, democracy, gardening, ancient Greek vase paintings and melodious songs about 21st-century angst. 

Pictures drawn from life on paper with pencil, or on iPad/iPhone with finger; printed with guaranteed no-fade inks, on museum-quality 310gsm Hahnemühle paper. Buy prints here.

Newest work here: https://www.instagram.com/janbowartist/

Contact by email  or call on 0794 096 4814

Work in exhibitions

Culture Tensions: Culture in the EU debate, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, 2022

Blackheath Art Society Exhibition,  2021

Take Back Control show, Crypt Gallery, Kings Cross, 2019

Civil Times show, The Troubadour, Earls Court, 2018
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)

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

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

"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

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