Artist Bio

BA (Hon) Fine Art Painting & Drawing. Northampton University (2017) Art is an intrinsic part of who I am, the paper and pencil always functioned to engage me throughout school above all else. I had always been drawing, from as long as I can recalled. I went on to do other things, but was still drawn to my passion which was art. I finally took the leap and did my degree course in fine art.

At university I fully immerse myself in painting, the fact I’d never painted before, so I painted and painted more and more. I consider myself largely self-taught even though I attended university, and my work is govern by a set of morals and valves that derived from my religious upbringing. My work reflects some of my inner most desires and sensitivities.

artist
Leavon Bowman

Landscape

My mild obsession for nature began as a child, growing up I was surrounded by nature’s beautiful scenes of the Caribbean that was often very spectacular in their composition and littered with colours, from the very subtle to the extremely vibrant colours that had my childish mind pulsating. That childhood fascination has grown into an Artistic obsession for nature’s beauty; I sees the sky and the sea as “The Sublime” and aesthetically pleasing. It evoke a sense of spiritual awakening, solitude, nostalgia, fear and reverence to that or he who is greater.

We often overlook the natural wonders and beauty of nature, this could be due to the political and social structure that govern society. The fact that we are so busy with our day to day activities; we never hardly give time to nature and as a result a lot of nature’s beauty goes unnoticed. In my work I hope to capture a glimpse of nature’s raw, alluring and infinite beauty.

My desire is to create art that inspires the viewer to not only appreciate nature but to recognise that nature has an origin, it has a perfect design and by this observation it must therefore have a creator. The visual that I create is to give reflection and perspective to the seen and unseen, the unseen force or being that has created all that is seen.

Nature in all its greatness and majesty exists on its own and although evidence in its perfect design gives proof to it being made to support and benefit man, man’s actions have negatively affected nature’s perfection. This is represented in my work through pixilation. I have chosen pixilation to depict man’s negative impact on nature due to it being a by-product of the digital era from man’s invention.

Portraits/ Figurative

As an artist I believe that I should be able to paint or draw any subject matter, which is reflected my collection of paintings and drawings. My Figurative work is an effort to give voice to the disenfranchised, marginalised and often invisible people in society; it’s not to be aesthetically pleasing, but to give a true account. In all my artistic endeavours, my aim is to capture a true essence of my subject, which includes portraits, nature or conceptual, for either reflection, enlightenment or aesthetics.

Exhibitions

  • I was a member of a team of artist who exhibited at the (Spring Show) held at the Avenue Campus Northampton (2016)
  • A member of a Group exhibition held at J Gallery Moulton (2016)
  • Degree show (2017) Northampton university (2017)





Portfolio

Pencil drawing on A2 paper (Northampton Town)

Pencil drawing on A2 paper (Northampton Town)

Graphite pencil on paper

Graphite pencil on paper

(Hyde Park) Graphite pencil drawing

(Hyde Park) Graphite pencil drawing

(Hand study) pencil drawing

(Hand study) pencil drawing

(impact) sea waves painting oil on canvas

(impact) sea waves painting oil on canvas

(Animal portrait) pencil on paper

(Animal portrait) pencil on paper

Close up view. Oil painting on canvas

Close up view. Oil painting on canvas

(Nelson Mandela) pencil on paper

(Nelson Mandela) pencil on paper

Portrait painting oil on canvas

Portrait painting oil on canvas

Portrait painting oil on canvas

Portrait painting oil on canvas

(Impact) oil on canvas. 122cm X 92cm

(Impact) oil on canvas. 122cm X 92cm

Close up view. Oil painting on canvas

Close up view. Oil painting on canvas

Landscape painting 0il painting on canvas (75cm x 50cm

Landscape painting 0il painting on canvas (75cm x 50cm).

Seascape oil painting on canvas

Seascape oil painting on canvas

(Day at the beach) oil painting on canvas

(Day at the beach) oil painting on canvas.

The modern Lord's supper.

The modern Lord's supper.

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