Premiere of John Bowen’s Illustrations and Book

John Bowen, a nationally known watercolorist who resides in South Florida, has compiled his drawings and experiences as an illustrator for the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam.  The Rickie Report is proud to announce the availability of John’s book, “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”.  Information about a special discount is in this article.  

 

John Bowen

Presents

“Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”

 

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John Bowen’s book shares his experiences, some poignant as well as personal views and his illustrations during his deployment to Vietnam.   Since leaving the service,  John has worked as an advertising artist for the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel.  He recently retired from the Sentinel in 2009 and has been working on this book for over 15 years, on and off.   It is finally ready to be published!  The Rickie Report is pleased to highlight John’s accomplishment, especially as we observe Memorial Day.

 

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John commanded the Base Graphics Shop on a Sac Base in Texas.  Two years later, he received his orders to run a Headquarters Graphics Shop for the 834th Air Division, at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam.   
He tells us, ‘I spent many hours in the field and back at my duty section painting and drawing, documenting airlift operations for the Air Force.  This book is my story as an Air force Illustrator in Vietnam documenting the Airlift Delivery of troops and supplies for the allies during 1968. The book is enhanced with 43 drawings to put the reader there.”
Supplying The Troops
Many of John’s drawings are displayed at the U.S.A.F. Academy in Colorado.  John is a Signature Member of the Goldcoast Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society. His works have been showcased in national publications and displayed in public venues, museums and galleries.
 

In The Field
John will have a book signing and presentation at  The Well Read Bookstore, located at 1338 S.E. 17th Street, in Ft. Lauderdale.  In addition,  limited editions of his artwork will be available.  Please call  954 467-8878 for date and time.  

A special  “Pre-Print Sale” of John’s book is available for $22.99 plus $3.00 shipping.   Send your check to:  John Bowen, 450 N.W. 87th Road, #201, Plantation, Florida 33324.

John is available to speak to local organizations about his book and his experiences. Call  954 370-2061  or email     jbowenartist@aol.com   or visit johnbowenwatercolorist.com

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

John Bowen, Illustrator, Shares Veterans Day With Us

The Rickie Report wants to share the artwork of an artist who was sent to Viet Nam as an illustrator for the U.S. Air Force.  John Bowen has written a book, “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” about his experiences and shares some poignant as well as personal views.  

 

 

Leaning on the bunker behind our barracks 1968 Tan Son Nhut Air base Viet Nam

Augementee Troops Taking a Break (Me and Joe)

“I commanded the Base Graphics Shop for two years on a Sac Base in Texas prior to getting my orders to run a Headquarters Graphics Shop for the 834th Air Division, at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam. I spent many hours in the field and back at my duty section painting and drawing, documenting airlift operations for the Air Force”, he shares.
Since leaving the service, John has worked as an advertising artist for the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel.  He recently retired from the Sentinel in 2009 and has been working on this book for over 15 years, on and off.
When John contacted The Rickie Report about his illustrations and book, it made sense to showcase his work when our country celebrates and acknowledges Veterans.

Supplying The Troops

Many of his drawings are displayed at the U.S.A.F. Academy in Colorado. John is a Signature Member of the Goldcoast Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society. His works have been showcased in national publications and displayed in public venues, museums and galleries.

 

In The Field
“In the Field”, a color rendering originally from a slide, shows John out sketching on site.
Bowen’s book is filled with Illustrations and Photos

John will be selling limited editions of his artwork and is available to speak to local organizations about his book and his experiences. Contact him at:  954 370-2061    jbowenartist@aol.com   or go to his website johnbowenwatercolorist.com

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291