Gary Bowling

Artwork

Fall Divide

Gary Bowling

Fall Divide

Oil on Panel

18 x 25 in (45.72 x 63.50 cm)

$1,400

Reaching

Gary Bowling

Reaching

Oil on Panel

36 x 40 in (91.44 x 101.60 cm)

$5,500

Hay, Barn, September

Gary Bowling

Hay, Barn, September

Oil on Panel

18 x 22 in (45.72 x 55.88 cm)

$1,800

Smoke Over a Burning Prairie

Gary Bowling

Smoke Over a Burning Prairie

oil on canvas

16 x 16 in (40.64 x 40.64 cm)

$1,200

Misty Morning Prairie

Gary Bowling

Misty Morning Prairie

oil on canvas

40 x 44 in (101.60 x 111.76 cm)

$9,500

Sun on the Water

Gary Bowling

Sun on the Water

oil on canvas

38 x 42 in (96.52 x 106.68 cm)

$9,500

Promising Morning

Gary Bowling

Promising Morning

Oil on Panel

22 x 18 in (55.88 x 45.72 cm)

$1,500

Two Bales

Gary Bowling

Two Bales

Oil on Canvas

36 x 32 in (91.44 x 81.28 cm)

$5,500

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Gary Bowling
Gary Bowling is a landscape painter whose primarily medium is oil paint. His hometown is, in Lamar, Missouri, a small town in southwest Missouri, where he was born in 1948. Linda, his wife, is a retired art teacher and is also an artist. They maintain active studios in Lamar and in Louisville, Kentucky. Bowling initially studied architectural engineering in college. As his interest grew in issues of aesthetics and creative expression, and, generally, the beauty and magic he found in the visual arts he changed majors to art and art education. After earning a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Arkansas in 1974, he joined the University of Arkansas painting and drawing faculty. He joined the faculty of Westmar College in LeMars, Iowa in 1975 where he was Chairman of the Art Department for eight years. Bowling’s MFA is in painting and drawing. His graduate research explored conceptual art and visual cognition. His primary focus was on mechanisms that invite an art viewer to engage in a personal dialogue with an artwork, and to encourage expressive and aesthetic insights through deliberately experiencing art on multiple levels. His artistic interests evolved during the years he taught at Westmar, and gradually turned toward paintings that were an exploration of light and atmosphere and ideas associated with individual’s various relationships to place and the landscape. During a sabbatical in 1981, he was invited to work as a guest artist at Yaddo, an artists’ colony in Saratoga Springs, New York. His experience there helped clarify his interests in landscape painting. In 1983 he quit teaching to focus undivided attention on his painting. He has remained a full-time artist for almost four decades.
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