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


The artwork of Paul Bowring encompasses painting and illustration.

Paul's paintings seem to be figurative, but in fact depict a reality known only to himself. They are produced with the heavy-handed thwack of palette knife and the splat of acrylic paint against canvas (or wood, face, clothes, etc.) no doubt the origin of his nom-de-guerre.

With recurring motifs of arches, doorways, light and darkness, his paintings are often perceived as haunting and unsettling, yet somehow romantic.

Paul's illustrations range in theme from dark and disturbing to the colourful meandering of his Stripey Dee series. They range from fully physical to fully digital creations according to his whim and inclination.

The tools he uses include stylus on tablet, pens, pencils and erasers on paper, all pushed to the limit until either his mind or the image surrenders.

© Paul Bowring 2005 to 2016