201 Washington Avenue Grand Haven Michigan 49417 616-846-5460
Deborah Bowen’s current oil paintings convey a gentle sense of place. Her intent is to paint that one special moment when a scene is filled with light and glowing. The distinctive brushwork in these paintings creates a beautiful surface of color, texture and movement. Deborah uses an impressionistic and abstract style, keeping shapes and detail uncomplicated.
Deborah says this about her artwork:
“So much time in my life is spent being super structured and busy. Painting has helped me to slow down and pay attention to the little things that can bring me real peace and give perspective to the world’s craziness.”
Deborah lives in Spring Lake, Michigan with her husband Dan. They have two adult children, a huge family and circle of friends, and live an active life filled with many blessings.
Deborah studied art at Grand Valley State University, Ox Bow/Art Institute of Chicago, Scottsdale Artists’ School, and Plein Air Painting in San Miguel, Mexico. Her paintings can be found in many private, corporate, and university collections. She participates, in numerous art shows including the Regional at the Muskegon Museum of Art and has been the recipient of many awards.
Selected Shows and Awards:
Festival of the Arts Regional Arts Exhibition, City of Grand Rapids Purchase Award, 2017, Grand Rapids, MI
Muskegon Museum of Art Michigan Contemporary Exhibition (Regional), Second Place 2017, Muskegon, MI
Gallery Uptown Winter Arts Festival, Michigan Rag Award 2016, First Place 2018, Grand Haven, MI
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Spring Stream: Oil
Cartwheels: Mixed Media
Periwinkle: Mixed Media
Contents: Mixed Media on Paper
Hills and Valleys: Mixed Media
Shoot the Moon: Mixed Media
Flying in Circles: Mixed Media