Dale Bowen was born Staffordshire 1963, where he still lives. Always interested in painting from an early age he went on to study art at Newcastle-under-Lyme College.
Dale Bowen is a master potter and worked in the industry for over 20 years, firstly for Coalport China and then for Wedgwood. Working for Wedgwood in the Prestige Department, he created many one-off pieces for the collectors’ market and commissions. Many of these pieces were highly decorated and exclusive, fetching in some cases in excess of £100,000.
More recently he gained a masters degree in ceramics at Staffordshire University and exhibited privately in New York, Washington and San Francisco, including an Exclusive masterpiece collection in Japan for Wedgwood.
Individual commissioned pieces include one for Coalports 250th anniversary, the Queen Mother’s 100th birthday celebrations, the Battle of Trafalgar 200 years celebrations at Portsmouth Naval Museum and also a plaque of the same event presented to Her Majesty on board Victory at the same event.
“Creativity comes from a number of different sources, observation or even conversation, inspiration always surprises me in the ever unusual ways it catches me.
Although working in the pottery industry for so long and being creative with clay, it is always the joy of painting which is my first love and keeps me returning to canvas.
The creative process in art is self propelling and sometimes all consuming, it comes in waves and has forever altered the way in which I view my surroundings.”
Dale Bowen’s playful originals are packed with colour and texture, proving themselves to be extremely popular with adults and children alike. Animals, people and vehicles are hidden amongst the vibrant, whimsical landscapes, with the humorous titles of each work revealing the artists evident affection for each scene.
Bowen’s delightful pieces are popular the length and breadth of the country. The joy with which he paints is evident in each and every one of his creations, and is equaled only by those fortunate enough to own them.