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Eric Bowman

I am a fine art painter

About Me

Originally a native of Southern California, Eric Bowman has made the Pacific Northwest his home since 1987 and has been a full time artist since 1982, first as a commercial illustrator and now as a fine artist. Creating work for such clients as Time-Life Entertainment, Nike, Nabisco, Kellogg’s, Hallmark, Coppertone and GTE, Eric’s original oils can also be found on the covers of numerous books, music CD’s and popular periodicals, including the 2009 inaugural re-launch cover of the Saturday Evening Post, the LA Weekly and TIME magazine. His original oil paintings reside in many private and corporate collections including the offices of Major League Baseball, the United States Postal Service and the NBA. As a fine art painter, Eric has garnered many awards in juried competitions, showing in national & regional exhibitions in some of the country's most prestigious galleries, and collected around the globe in countries such as England, Australia, Canada and Mexico… Eric Bowman is a signature member of The American Impressionist Society, artist member of Oil Painters of America and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. He lives with his wife and daughter in Tigard, Oregon. Eric Bowman lives with his wife and daughter in Tigard, Oregon.

My Jazz Story

Jazz was a medium I never understood as a child, but was immersed in at the time (1960's). Upon the passing of my mother, I began to listen to jazz samba as a way to remember her -- that spawned exploration into depicting jazz-themed paintings in my work as an artist. Today, jazz music continues to dominate my work and resonate with collectors world-wide.