Francis Bowyer NEAC PPRWS


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Artist Statement

Francis Bowyer's paintings of Walberswick, Suffolk and interiors of Parisian restaurants, and more recently his atmospheric studies of his studio interior create a lively vibrancy that has enchanted the public and buyers at each exhibition. In 2013 he was invited to Camp Bastion, Afghanistan as a War Artist by the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. 

Method of Working

Colour and light have always been at the heart of the subjects that Francis is drawn to. Understanding and a familiarity that comes with a subject whether it is landscape, interiors or still life are very important to him. The more a location is understood through drawing and painting, the more possibilities make themselves available to explore visually.

Biographical Details

1992 Elected Member of New English Art Club
​1972-75 St Martins School of Art

Other Society Memberships

Royal Watercolour Society (RWS), Small Paintings Group

Scholarships, Awards & Prizes

2014 Turner Watercolour Prize, 'Marking Time' Exhibition, RWS
2013 Camp Bastion, Afghanistan as a War Artist. Commission for the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers
2002 St Cuthberts Mill Award, New English Art Club Annual Exhibition
1995 W H Patterson Fine Arts Prize, New English Art Club Annual Exhibition
1994 Dover Street Arts Club Prize, RA Summer Exhibition

Past Exhibitions

2013/14 One man show, 'The Spirit of Places', RA
2012 RWS/Royal Horticultural Society Exhibition
2011 RWS Exhibition, 'A Year in the Life of the Royal Albert Hall'
2006 'Artist's in Kew' (Gardens) Exhibition
2005 'The Artist and Radio 4', Bankside Gallery


The New English (represented in, 2006) by Kenneth McConkey, ISBN 1903973988
Watercolour Masters, Then & Now (2006) - Initiated, helped produce and contributed to this book written collectively by members of the RWS, ISBN 184403447X
The Watercolour Expert (2004) Initiated, helped produce and contributed to this book written collectively by members of the RWS, ISBN 1844031497
Artists at Walberswick (Richard Scott, 2002) ISBN 0953260941