Hand Shearer - Keith Bowen


Keith Bowen b.1950

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Keith Bowen was born in Denbighshire, North Wales in 1950. He studied Graphic Design at the Faculty of Art & Design, Manchester Polytechnic between 1969 and 1972.  He has exhibited extensively and received justifiable acclaim. Amongst a host of awards, Keith has twice received the Gold Medal for Fine Art at the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales. In 1997 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the University of Wales.  Two Royal Mail Stamps and two books, ‘Snowdon Shepherd’ and ‘Among the Amish’ feature his paintings of the countryside.

Keith writes of his work:

“For the first time at the age of twelve, I stood on the top of Snowdon; I had found something that I wanted to do and somewhere that I wanted to be. Forty-five years later, I am still stumbling around the Welsh hills, and I still feel that initial excitement and fascination with the place. However, these days, I am as likely to visit those remote places that are away from the high peaks, places that are neglected and unremarkable, the forgotten, old and strange back country: Y Cefn Gwlad".

Collections

National Library of Wales           

National Trust

National Postal Museum

Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni

Denbighshire County Council

Leicestershire County Council

 

Exhibition Catalogue - September 2013