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

Painting

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.

See below for examples - click on an image to view larger version.

  • Form and Essence I (2014)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Form and Essence II (2014)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Form and Essence III (2014)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Form and Essence IV (2014)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Form and Essence V (2014)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Form and Essence VI (2014)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Form and Essence VII (2014)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Form and Essence VIII (2014)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Form and Essence IX (2014)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Form and Essence X (2014)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Form and Essence XI (2015)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Form and Essence XII (2015)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Form and Essence XIII (2015)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Form and Essence XIV (2015)
    80 x 60cm, acrylic on board
  • Form and Essence XV (2015)
    80 x 60cm, acrylic on board
  • Lilitu (2012)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • A Rebours (2012)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Faustua (2012)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Miscene (2012)
    40 x 50cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Aureola (2011)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Mopery (2012)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Aesahettr (2011)
    40 x 50cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Mave RIP (2011)
    40 x 50cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Nameless One (2012)
    40 x 50cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Nameless Too (2012)
    40 x 50cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Signs and Portents No 1 (2010)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Signs and Portents No 2 (2010)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Signs and Portents No 3 (2010)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Signs and Portents No 4 (2010)
    60 x 80cm, acrylic on board
  • Nimue (2010)
    30 x 40cm, acrylic on board
  • Eneit (2010)
    30 x 40cm, acrylic on board
  • Morgaine (2010)
    30 x 40cm, acrylic on board
  • Forbidden (2010)
    45 x 60cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Ines Witrin (2009)
    50 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Seer (2009)
    50 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Visitation (2009)
    50 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Relic (2009)
    50 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Eavesdrop (2009)
    50 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Resolute (2009)
    50 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Neophyte (2009)
    50 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Schism (2009)
    50 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Non Serviam (2009)
    50 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Melpomene (2009)
    50 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Fetch (2009)
    50 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Pythia (2009)
    60 x 90cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Inquest (2007)
    60 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Thanatos (2008)
    60 x 90cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Phobetor (2008)
    60 x 90cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Manefestation (2008)
    50 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Allure (2008)
    50 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Scarlet (2007)
    50 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Waif (2008)
    50 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Proscenium (2008)
    50 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Aurora (2007) commission - SOLD
    70 x 50cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Aes Sidhe (2008) - SOLD
    92 x 62cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Artefact (2008)
    70 x 50cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Concurrence (2007)
    70 x 50cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Flight (2007)
    45 x 60cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Ashen (2007)
    40 x 50cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Transfix (2007)
    40 x 50cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Arch (2004)
    76 x 102cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Mnemosyne (2007)
    92 x 62cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Renaissance (2007) - SOLD
    75 x 50cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Caucus (2007) - SOLD
    50 x 40cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Chamber (2004)
    60 x 45cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Gallery (2004)
    60 x 45cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Sideshow (2003) -SOLD
    75 x 50cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Revenant (2003) - SOLD
    75 x 50cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Transient (2004)
    75 x 50cm, acrylic on canvas
© Paul Bowring 2005 to 2016