I am largely self-taught as an artist although my background is in Graphic Design. The paintings are loose and painterly in style using mixed media. Although I am aware of scale and perspective I use a location purely for inspiration and as a reference point, quite happily disregarding the natural order of things.

Based in Devon I am surrounded by astonishingly varied and beautiful landscapes with the bleak wilds of the moors to the bustling summer beaches on my doorstep. The seasons provide a constant change of weather and light which never fail to inspire and challenge me as a painter. Whether I'm in walking boots or in my kayak it's an absolute thrill to be out with a camera and sketchbook and then return to the studio with a head full of ideas.

In 2014 I began being represented by DeMontfort Fine Art. I'm delighted to also be represented by a number of independent galleries whose links can be found on the 'Links' page and via the relevant paintings.

In 2018 I became a finalist in 'Devon Life' -                                           Landscape artist of the year

As an artist I am simply trying to capture,

share and celebrate what I see around me.

Artist in the studio

Steve Bowden an artist based in South Devon

All images © 2021 Steve Bowden

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