Bowman watercolor


Jerry W. Bowman is a watercolor

artist from Lawton, Michigan. His

work is characterized by bold color,

strong pattern, dramatic shadows

and an unusual overhead point of

view. Items collected by the artist

typically populate these paintings.

Items particularly favored are icons

collected traveling, exquisite textiles and found natural items. Each piece tells its own unique story. Bowman’s original pieces are large scale and painted on Arches 156 lbs. handmade paper using premium lightfast paints. Bowman’s prints are crafted by Old Town Editions of Alexandria, Virginia. They are giclee’ prints of superb quality in limited editions of 50 each. Bowman is included in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in America. He is a signature member of Watercolor West, The Rocky Mountain Watermedia Society and the Watercolor USA Honor Society. His work has appeared in scores of juried national shows where he has won numerous awards. His paintings have been included in magazines and books as well as museum, corporate and private collections. More information is available by request and on other pages of this site. Links to those pages are at the top of all pages included here.


            “Big Iris, original watercolor, Jerry W. Bowman


Items of interest

You’re invited! Please feel free to schedule a visit to my studio at your convenience for lessons, consultation or inquiries about my work. Call 269-271-7848 if interested. Leave a message if prompted as I am often painting.

Other information concerning my work is listed below. The 2016 showing season has been very busy!

  1. (1)My traditional Open Studio Show and Sale will take place Saturday, November 12 from 12-6 PM.  Everyone is welcome and bring or invite whomever you please. My studio is located at my home and the address is here. For a personal invitation to the event, e-mail me.

  2. (2)The painting “Big Iris” was selected for the Watercolor West International Show in Brea, CA

  3. (3)Another painting, “Lightning Over Tanzania” was juried into the  43nd Annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, CO.

  4. (4)My painting “Homage to the Firstborn” was featured in the International Watercolor Exhibition of the Missouri Watercolor Society in St. Louis, MO.

  5. (5)My painting “Animals from Mexico” was juried into the Carnegie Center for the Arts Annual Exhibition in Three Rivers, MI. I was fortunate enough to receive an honorable mention award for the painting.

  6. (6)Another original, “Tree Spirits”, was selected for the Michigan Watercolor Society Annual Exhibtion and selected as a Travel Award winner, touring the state for 2016. It is featured now on the MWCS facebook page here.

  7. (7)A large watercolor, “Welcome to the Party” was juried into the 2016 KIA Area Show for 2016.

  8. (8)I was fortunate to be invited to do a 2 month 1 man show at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph, MI, in 2016 for the second consecutive year.

  9. (9)My work is exclusively featured in the Casa Bolero restaurant  at 116 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

  10. (10) Many examples of my paintings can also be viewed at Su Casa restaurant in South Haven, MI.

  11. (11) In 2016 I was graciously made a member of the Kalamazoo Art League and look forward to serving the local art community in that position.


Special Note:

Other shows and special events are in the works. Please check back on occasion to keep up.

About the Artist

“Lightning Over Tanzania, original watercolor,

Jerry W. Bowman