It all started in 1996 when my Dad and I decided to run a business together. It was simply called "Bowman and Son studio of Art." By the year 2001 we established a separate business known as "Bowman Pottery." For many years we owned and operated two businesses "Bowman Pottery" and "Bowman and Son studio of Art." both focused on the visual arts. In 2011 I became a full-time professional artist, potter, maker and content creator, taking on the persona "Artismia."
"Artist." A title which has become hackneyed. So often used in a generalized manner, that "Everyone is an artist." No longer reserved for the practitioner of the Visual Arts. I now prefer the title "Visualist." illustrator, painter, sculptor, potter, craftsman, photographer, videographer, maker, teacher. (I like to wear many hats.)
My life has been filled with adventure, experience and excitement. From a very young age "Art" has been a major part of my life. Constantly nurtured and encouraged.
When I say young I do mean YOUNG, from the first time that I could hold a crayon I have been creating and honing the necessary skills to create works of visual "art."
Many "artists" attempt to master one media or one discipline.
but that has never been and will never be enough for me. I believe;
if it can be done by someone else, well then by all means, I can do it also.
As a graduate of Kent State University with two BFA degrees, one a Major in Painting, a minor in sculpture. And the other in Art Education K-12. (MFA on the way) I tend to enjoy sculpture and painting the most. But really feel compelled to explore all possibilities of the visual arts.
When one is engaged in a specified activity that becomes his main paid occupation rather than a pastime. He is considered a professional. From the age of 14 I have been creating and selling my works of "art." Currently I am a full time "Artist," Maker, and Content Creator. Sharing videos that entertain, educate and inspire.
I create original paintings, drawings, sculptures, pottery, and moving pictures. An "Artist" for hire, providing portraits (nearly any media), landscapes, contemporary abstract originals. Metal, wood, clay and found object sculpture. Graphic design, logos, business cards, video production and much more. Need something let me know, let's get something started. Contact Me.
Professional Artist & Business owner.
1996 - Present
Public Schools 2001 - 2011
Graphic Designer & Copywriter
1996 - Present
Kent State University
MFA, 2010 - Present
BFA, Art Ed. K-12, 2002 - 2004
BFA, Painting & Sculpture, 1996 - 2001
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