ARTIST, AUTHOR AND MAKER OF ARTIST BOOKS
Heather Bowring is a self taught artist who has developed a new style of tactile relief work paintings that are meant to be touched, this work has enabled her to invite into the art arena the previously excluded audience of the blind and visually impaired, so they too can share the experience.
Heather wanted to create a new style of work and find a way to marry up all the skills she has learnt over the years.
She read the following quote, “Artist Books are works of art that utilize the form of a book – using structure or function of the book as inspiration.”
The Painting in Room 48
Available on Amazon and Kindle
She has always been fascinated with the idea that the space between a painting and a viewer is filled with their own history and wanted to develop this idea for it to play a major role in the book.
Heather Bowring uses problems and challenges to fuel her painting and writing, which in turn gives us the opportunity to appreciate unique creativity and maybe bring healing and new dimensions to our own existence
– Hampshire Life Magazine
Heather Bowring’s Art and Writing Blog
Inspiration to paint comes from many sources. I am a self taught artist and began my self imposed apprenticeship by copying everything in sight, the main focus was to reproduce miniatures and portraits. I was unable to produce original work nor did I even know how to...
The moment I started to write my book, I had to make a decision. Do I submit it to a Literary Agent or a traditional Publisher. Or should I publish with KDP publishing. The traditional route would understandably mean waiting a long time if indeed they liked the book....
A journalist recently interviewed me about my paintings and debut novel 'The Painting in Room 48', and wanted to know where my inspiration came from to create contemporary paintings. I explained that I liked to listen to stories, conversations and occasionally...