Watercolorist, John Bowen, Offers Demonstration

Watercolor artist, John Bowen, will be presenting a “paint-in” and demonstration of his techniques at the “Well Read New and Used Book/Gallery in Fort Lauderdale the first week of February.  His paintings are up now, if you want to go early to get a sneak peek!  The Rickie Report knows you will learn something from John, who is a retired illustrator for the U.S. Air Force.



John Bowen’s Paint-In/Demonstration


 Well Read New and Used Books/Gallery

                                                  February 7

                                                5:30-7:30 PM

1338 S. E. 17th Street, Ft. Lauderdale

954 467-8878

Vizcaya Waterfront

Vizcaya Waterfront

John tells The Rickie Report, ” I’m a painterly realistic watercolorist. I am very much interested in historical subject matter and my two favorite subjects to paint are houses and boats. The paintings on display at the “Well Read” are nautical scenes, but I do have many architectural landscape painting available, including Key West scenes.”  

Central Park

Central Park

John had been a commercial artist/illustrator all of his working life, including eight years as an illustrator in the Air Force. ( see The Rickie Report 11/12/2012).  John tried to grasp the character of each home or scene he is rendering.  In this way, each has a special feeling of character or mood.

John wrote and will soon be self-publishing a book about his tour of duty as an illustrator in South Vietnam, in 1968. It is called “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” and contains 43 illustrations, capturing what he painted there for the Air Force.  

The Tarp

The Tarp

He says, “I’m sure my commercial art background has influenced my fine art painting, and the attention to detail my work has.”

Potted Plants

Potted Plants

John is a signature member with the Florida Watercolor Society, Gold Coast Watercolor Society and the Delray Art League.  He is available to do Home and Boat Portrait Commissions.  John Bowen can be reached at  954 370-2061    jbowenartist@aol.com  or www.johnbowenwatercolorist.com


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