Study: April 1, 2004

Study: April 1, 2004, oil on paper, 26 x 41

In 1983, Bowling left the security of academic life at Westmar College for full-time studio work near Lamar, Missouri where now —working from photographic notes —he produces his large oil paintings which go regularly into exhibitions throughout the country. Although, occasionally, he still conducts workshops, Bowling focuses on his canvases. This ability to maintain a rigorous schedule is manifested in his exceptionally long lists of exhibitions, publications, and professional credits.

One of the Midwest’s most prolific painters, Gary Bowling recently moved away from the roadways and farm fields of Iowa into deeper, less populated territory. These latest works invite the viewer to enter them as an early explorer or Huckleberry Finn might have, finding a path along clear streams rushing through lush, sun-sprinkled woodlands or winding into open marshlands.

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on May 17, 2005

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