The artwork of Paul Bowring - taking you on a journey into the unknown.
Beyond this point, there be dragons and beasties!

About

Paul Bowring is an artist hailing from Bristol, England but currently hiding out in Robin Hood territory (Nottingham).

His artwork has been shown in a number of group, solo and open exhibitons since 2003. See the Exhibitions and Events section for further details.

Paul has organised and curated exhibitions when he was co-founder of Danse Macabre (Est. Jan 2007) with Matt (Darkwave Art) Vickerstaff and Charlotte Thomson-Morley - 2 inspirational creative geniuses! Again see the exhibitions section for further details.

As well as the above, Paul also invigilated and undertook technician duties at the Crocus Gallery in Lenton, Nottingham (between August 2010 and Aug 2011).

Paul is currently brewing more creative weirdness to unleash upon the World. Feel free to contact Paul if you are looking for some original and unusual paintings, drawings or illustrations.

Artwork Sold

19 June 2010
Ghostways

Illustration - pen on paper View Image
Commissioned by Necronoclast and included in the Ashes CD booklet

19 June 2010
Thoughtful

Illustration - pen on paper View Image

25 Dec 2009
Aes Sidhe

Painting - acrylic paint on canvas View Image

12 Mar 2009
Gwenhwyfar

Illustration - pen on paper View Image

11 July 2008
Gyre

Illustration - pen on paper View Image
Commissioned by Necronoclast

17 Apr 2008
Entombed In Silence Above

Illustration - pen on paper View Image
Commissioned by Necronoclast (for the CD Haven)

17 Dec 2007
Renaissance

Painting - acrylic paint on canvas View Image

21 Sep 2007
Summoning

Painting - acrylic paint on canvas View Image

07 Sep 2007
Observe

Painting - acrylic paint on canvas View Image

24 Aug 2007
Caucus

Painting - acrylic paint on canvas View Image

20 Aug 2007
Quest

Illustration - pen on paper View Image

19 Aug 2007
Absences

Illustration - pen on paper View Image

19 Aug 2007
Imperative

Illustration - pen on paper View Image

19 Aug 2007
Lone Figure

Illustration - pen on paper View Image

19 Aug 2007
Masquerade

Illustration - pen on paper View Image

19 Aug 2007
Conjuration

Illustration - pen on paper View Image

18 Aug 2007
Aurora

Commissioned Painting - Acrylic paint on canvas View Image

15 Aug 2007
Resolve

Commissioned illustration - pen on paper View Image

08 Aug 2007
Lurch

Painting - acrylic paint on canvas View Image

01 Oct 2006
Repository

Painting - acrylic paint on canvas View Image

07 Dec 2003
Sideshow
View Image

Painting - acrylic paint on canvas View Image

07 Dec 2003
Revenant

Painting - acrylic paint on canvas View Image

Exhibitions and Events

17 to 24 November 2011
The New York Project

Brooklyn Fire Proof, New York.
Exhibition curated by Matt Vickerstaff and Diana More.

31 August to 30 September 2011
Torn Between the Light and Dark

The Crompton Tavern, Derby
Solo exhibition of paintings (retrospective of 10 years' work).
Curated by Paul Bowring.

22 March to 02 April 2011
Whole in One

The Crocus Gallery, Nottingham
Exhibition of Crocus Gallery volunteer-artists.
Curated by Alice Thickett.

01 to 27 March 2011
Inside the Crocus - On Tour

The Crompton Tavern, Derby
Exhibition of 7 Crocus Gallery volunteer-artists.
Curated by Alice Thickett, Alyn Mulholland and Paul Bowring.

18 November to 02 December 2010
Inside the Crocus

The Crocus Gallery, Nottingham
Exhibition of 7 Crocus Gallery volunteer-artists.
Curated with Alice Thickett and Paul Bowring.

11 September to 02 October 2010
Crocus Open

Crocus Gallery, Nottingham
Open exhibition.
Curated by Alice Thickett and Alyn Mulholland.

18 to 19 September 2010
Melbourne Open

Melbourne Festival, Derbyshire. Open Exhibition.

19 to 26 June 2010
Sherwood Art Week

Ukrainian Cultural Centre, Nottingham
(exhibition: curated by Denise Belcher-Bird)
Laurie's Greengrocers, Nottingham
(shop window: curated by Paul Bowring).
The Sherwood Cobbler, Nottingham
(shop window: curated by Paul Bowring).

12 February 2010
Pit of Curiosities - from Another World

The Pit and Pendulum, Nottingham
Sci-fi themed event, with live art and performance
organised by Danse Macabre
(part of Nottingham Light Night)

12 to 16 November 2009
Danse Macabre iii (London)

Orbital Comics, London
Showcase of the last 3 Danse Macabre exhibitions.
Curated by Danse Macabre:
Matt Vickerstaff, Charlotte Thomson and Paul Bowring.

12 to 16 November 2009
Danse Macabre iii (Nottingham)

3 Mount Street (former Beatties toy shop), Nottingham
3rd annual Danse Macabre exhibition.
Curated by Danse Macabre:
Matt Vickerstaff, Charlotte Thomson and Paul Bowring.

Friday 13 February 2009
Pit of Curiosities

The Pit and Pendulum, Nottingham
Vicrorian-sideshow themed event with live art and performance
Organised by Danse Macabre
(part of Nottingham Light Night)

29 Oct to 3 Nov 2008
Danse Macabre ii

View from the Top, Nottingham
2nd annual Danse Macabre exhibition.
Curated by Danse Macabre:
Matt Vickerstaff, Charlotte Thomson and Paul Bowring.

23 July to 30 Aug 2008
Fresh Art 2

View from the Top, Nottingham
Open exhibition.
Curated by View from the Top.

22 to 24 Aug 2008
Danse Macabre Pop-up Exhibition

Infest, Bradford University
Showcase of artwork by the 3 Danse Macabre founders:
Matt Vickerstaff, Charlotte Thomson and Paul Bowring.

1 July to 3 Aug 2008
Horizons

The Brew House, Burton-on-Trent.
Joint exhibition: Jennifer Blant, Andy Cole, Paul Bowring.
Curated by Jennifer Blant and Paul Bowring

06 to 30 Mar 2008
Solo exhibition

Sumac Centre, Nottingham.
Curated by Paul Bowring

30 Oct to 05 Nov 2007
Danse Macabre

View from the Top, Nottingham
First annual Danse Macabre exhibition
Curated by Danse Macabre:
Matt Vickerstaff, Charlotte Thomson and Paul Bowring.

08 Aug to 02 Sept 2007
Fresh Art

View from the Top, Nottingham
Open exhibition curated by View from the Top.

01 to 14 May 2007
New Beginnings

View from the Top, Nottingham
Exhibition of the New City Studio group
Curated by City Arts.

09 to 22 Jan 2007
Independent Artists Group

View from the Top, Nottingham
Exhibition of members of the Independent Artists Group
Curated by Charlotte Thomson.

06 to 10 Dec 2006
Christmas at View from the Top

View from the Top, Nottingham
Open exhibition, curated by View from the Top.

01 Aug to 24 Sept 2006
View from the Top, Summer Show

View from the Top, Nottingham
Open exhibition, curated by View from the Top.

21 May 2006 to 04 June 06
Solo exhibition

Williams Music Store, Nottingham
Curated by Paul Bowring

10 Dec 2005 to 08 Jan 2006
Nottingham Annual Open Exhibition 2005

Castle Museum, Nottingham

12 Nov 2005 to 07 Jan 2006
17th Open Exhibition 2005

The City Gallery, Leicester.

22 Nov to 07 Dec 2003
Nottingham Annual Open Exhibition 2003

Castle Museum, Nottingham

© Paul Bowring 2005 to 2016