Bowring recently retired as the Director of Administration/ Assistant Professor in the Painting and Printmaking department at Virginia Commonwealth University. She now teaches adjunct Drawing and Painting at University of Richmond. She has been a recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Art Professional Fellowships and the Theresa Pollak Visual Arts Awards 2003-2004, granted 5 Fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Bowring was elected to the Fellows Council of the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and 3 years as vice chair. Bowring is represented by Reynolds Gallery, in Richmond, VA and Blue Print, in Dallas TX, Her artwork has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Currently, Bowring’s painting, “Quiet Time with Stars” will be at the American Embassy in Sydney, Australia, through the Art In Embassy Program.
Artist Statement: Over the past 40 years of making art I found my work comes from daily observations, essays and novels I have read, art theory, feminist theory, memoirs, sensations, thoughts, experiences, friend’s opinions, fears, jokes, love and life lived. Things that inspire me are: order and disorder, my garden, puddles, shadows, things that repeat themselves, tools and utensils neatly lined up, polka dots, patterns, textiles, the weather, architecture, grids, geometric things juxtaposed with the organic, the light of the changing seasons and the idea of paradise.