Jennifer Bowman Bio
Jennifer and husband, Bill, traveled from Seattle to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and back again on their sailboat during 1996 and 1997. During their travels, she was able to spend an intensive year of study mastering her techniques. Her paintings focused on colorful market scenes, images of bougainvillea-draped buildings, and realistic renditions of the cruising community's yachts in tropical settings.
When the Bowmans returned to the states, they spent a year in San Diego where Jennifer was commissioned to paint over 40 boat portraits. That number has tripled since then. Her work has graced the cover of 48 Degrees North six times and she has been the Artist for Whidbey Island Race week for two years. The varied and vivid scenic backgrounds of the many boat paintings enhanced Jennifer's ability to portray nature's moods. She is the winner of the coveted 2004 Skagit Valley Tulip poster contest and the creator of the 2004 Edmonds Arts Festival poster as well.
She teaches in her hometown of Anacortes, Washington, gateway to the San Juan Islands, where she divides her time between that, keeping up with her nine-year-old son and occasionally going sailing with her husband.
Other Accomplishments and Awards:
2008 HBO Movie “Taking Chances” set dressing prop2007/8 Quarto Publishing, London: Acrylic and Watercolor Painters2005 Washington State Heirloom Birth Certificate Design2004 Skagit Valley Tulip Poster2004 Edmonds Arts Festival Poster2004/5 Anacortes Waterfront Festival Poster2004 MacGregor Publishing Telephone and Visitor Guides2004 Northlight Books'; Artists Ref Photo Marine Nautical Material2001 Edmonds Art Festival; Edmonds Mayor's Purchase Award1999 Puyallup Fair Exhibition , 200th Anniversary of Mt. Rainier Award Boulevard Fine Art gallery South in Nokomis, FL feature Jennifer Bowman's artwork.