Kimberly Bowen

Biography

Kimberly’s journey as an artist began as a little girl growing up in Southern California. Pencil drawings and sketches of her favorite animal, the horse, evolved into more complex watercolor renditions, winning her several local and regional awards. This would pass as her only formal artistic training, she would spend the next twenty-five years as a self-taught artist exploring different subjects, techniques, styles and mediums. A move to Colorado in the early 1990’s was, in many ways, an awakening. Impressive landscapes, a horse in the back yard, a variety of wildlife became an everyday occurrence, which only increased her efforts. In addition to her beloved horses, she has turned her attention to other images; Grizzly bears, Native Americans, mountain men and buffalo to name a few. She loves to capture the essence of the subject rather than the full specifics giving the viewer plenty of room to interpret and access the painting through their own imagination. Her work can be characterized as non-traditional as she leans more on the contemporary western side. She paints with a combination of realism along with impressionistic strokes giving her paintings a more modern flair. Her use of acrylic paints, texture, canvas and a palette of earth tone colors brings warmth and life to every painting. Her originals and prints can be viewed in a few select galleries and showrooms. Kimberly’s work is also displayed in private and corporate collections throughout the US. Her work has also graced the cover of a recently published book. She paints year-round in her Colorado home studio where she lives with her husband Dave and her son Cameron who, remain her biggest supporters and constant sources of inspiration.

Artwork to be Showcased