Author: Gavin Bowyer Fine Art : Portraiture : Design Illustration
Originally a press photographer then an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) at Biddulph High School - winning the Dyson Design & Technology Teacher of the Year, 2006 - but I gave it up to pursue my passion for art. I naturally gravitate to ordinary people finding themselves in extraordinary circumstances or vice versa, everyday social interactions, portraiture, wildlife or pets.
For more than three decades drawing and photography have played an integral part in my creative practice. During a commission a sketch or hazy photograph maybe the only source material to work from. Whatever artwork I'm constructing really matters and brings pleasure, enjoyment and fulfilment to me. When I'm working, I have a deep level of attachment to the work. and its my passion that makes the real difference. Much of the pleasure is in the process.
You may hear it said that colour is everything, but I say black and white is more. In a world where colour reigns, I love to capture important moments for people, their pets and cherished wildlife with my distinctive black and white figurative imagery. A classic black and white artwork in the home gives the observer's eye a place to rest. Picasso claimed that 'colour weakens' the viewing experience. He believed that black and white paintings and drawings allow you to concentrate on elements such as composition, value, lighting and form. The benefit of black and white is that you can focus on the image as a whole.
A unique or custom, handmade piece created for you will break from saturated colour and enhance a your home from all other elements. Colour maybe everything but black and white is more! Make an impression and stand out from the crowd. Classic black and white art by artist, Gavin Bowyer.
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In our mass-produced age, few material objects possess the enduring value and prestige of a unique work of art. To commission and own a family portrait is a captured moment in time.
A statement to immortalise and eulogise a loved one in their pomp. An artwork allows you to peak into to the past and create an exceptional chapter in your families history.
We are drawn to portraits because they tell a story, both about the subject and the artist. A portrait commission can celebrate the youth of your child, the joy of a wedding day or a battle endured and overcome.
A portrait depicts the humanity of a person in a moment in time. Even a centuries-old portrait can conjure up its subject and breathe life into a distant memory and brings to life a personality that would otherwise have vanished into obscurity.
A portrait is a cherished family heirloom and a priceless investment because of the joy it will give you and your family for generations.
The fact that we are able to view portraits from centuries ago is a testament to the institution of the craft of portraiture and an excellent reason why you may consider investing in a commission.
Contact me today, Gavin Bowyer – Fine Art & Portraiture, for a quote: 07592 779968 or email@example.com
To help coach the talented, dedicated and hardworking A-Level Art Student, Maya Howes, over the past 12 months has been an absolute pleasure and privilege. Huge congratulations on your exam success and best wishes for the future. Maya is a creative force and one to watch out for in the near future.
Thank you for my lovely endorsement Maya, it means a great to me and what I’m aiming to achieve while tutoring my students.
If you know someone who needs that little bit of help, encouragement or support, I can help. If you are a keen starter, Duke of Edinburgh, GCSE, B-Tec or A Level student and are struggling with you drawing skills, I can help. Fine tune your art skills today and contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org