No trip to Portland would be complete without stopping for a visit at the studio of our latest figurative artist Eric Bowman, who just finished his first very successful show at Bonner David last month. Located in a friendly suburb behind a white picket fence was not only a breathtaking blue hydrangea in full bloom, but a large white building with an arc roof. Greeted by his gallery pooch and daughter Lily, we entered this vast two-story space.In the middle was a raised platform, ready for his talented models, such as Shadow Moon, to take the stage while Eric artfully paints at his easel nearby. Since he had just finished his show at Bonner David, he only had a few new paintings he was working on, but they are in keeping with his musical and dance theme.
He took us upstairs where the “business” of his art operations is conducted, away from the painting area. His studio boasts a large storage area and the studio has big doors for large canvases. Of course there’s a play area for Lily. Eric casually admitted that his studio is actually bigger than his adjacent home and that he’d dreamed for years of having such a studio. With such a wonderful place to work, so near all the comforts of home, it is no wonder that Eric is able to create some of the most wonderful figurative paintings around! We are lucky to have him as a member of the Bonner David family.