a multi-talented always creative person, Lee Bowman has a broad
background in visual art, journalism, photography, commercial
advertising and teaching. Professionally he has applied his many skills
in a variety of positions, as a writer of several books, editor of
magazines and books, photo journalist, professional in public relations
and advertising and college professor of art. Since 1993 he has served
as an instructor in the art departments of area community colleges and Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, teaching a variety of subjects including drawing, painting,
design, mixed media, media graphics, desktop publishing, and art history. Lee holds a masters degree in painting from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, a graduate degree in theology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a degree in English from William Jewell College. An active practicing artist, Lee is a board member of the Arlington Museum of Art and Arlington Visual Art Association, and is active in the Ft. Worth Society of Watercolor Artists (Signature Status) and Christians in the Visual Arts.
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Lee has lived in the Dallas/Fort
Worth area since 1976. Lee is married to Carol, who also has artwork
displayed in the Portfolio section of this site. Lee and Carol have
three grown children.
SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS
June/July 2011 Arlington Museum of Art, Bowman Bowman: Visual Metaphors, 2 person show of 45 paintings
May 2011 Royal Lane Baptist Church Arts Festival, Juried Exhibition, 2 paintings accepted, Honorable Mention
June 2010 DeSoto Art League, Regional Juried Exhibition, Second Prize, Mixed Media
June 2009 Trinity Arts Guild, Regional Juried Exhibition, First Prize, Mixed Media
April/May 2009 AVAA prize-winning work exhibited in the Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
March/April 2009, Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Juried Exhibition, Richardson, Texas, 2 works
accepted. Second Place award in the Mixed Media Division
March/April 2010, Arlington Visual Arts Association, Regional Juried Exhibit, 3 works accepted.
Winsor Newton Award.
2006-2010 Society of Watercolor Artists National Juried Exhibition, Fort Worth Texas. SWA Signature
2003 through 2010 Arlington Visual Art Association Regional Juried Exhibition, Bob Duncan Center,
Vandergriff Park, Arlington Texas
August,2008, One person exhibit, Varieties of Mixed Media (14 works) - Dallas Baptist University
August 2008, Group exhibit, Let Art Talk, 3 works, Visual Art Coalition of Dallas, VACD Gallery
July 2008, Renegade Artists group exhibit, 14 works at the Community Arts Center, Ft. Worth, Texas
7 artists exhibited 85 works of art.
June 2008, Two person exhibit, Lee Bowman (12 works) and Martha Howell (12 works) - Freeform
Visions: Experimental work in water media and collage at the Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas.
2007 2 person show, Experimental Water Media and Collage, Dallas Baptist University
2003-2011 On the Edge and Beyond, Experimental Art (15 works), Atrium Gallery, North Texas Health
Science Center, Ft. Worth, Texas
2003 through 2010 Dreams and Visions, Experimental Art (15 works), Bob Duncan Center, Vandergriff Park,
2006 DeSoto Art League Juried Exhibition, DeSoto, Texas
2006 One Man show, Thinking Outside the Box (30 works including paintings and sculpture), Dallas Baptist
University, Dallas, Texas
2005 Trinity Art League Regional Juried Exhibition, First Prize Multimedia works, Bedford, Texas,
2005 Invitational Faculty Exhibition, Hannibal LaGrange College, Hannibal, Missouri
2004 CIVA National Conference Exhibition, University of Dallas, Dallas Texas
2002 One man show, The Teacher as Artist, (45 works including painting, sculpture and ceramics)
Mountain View College, Dallas, Texas
2002 One man show, The Teacher as Artist, (40 works including paintings, sculpture and ceramics) Dallas
Baptist University, Dallas Texas
2001 It’s a Dog’s Life Invitational Exhibition, Mountain View College, Dallas, Texas
Dallas Museum of Biblical Art: Wall Sculpture and a Painting in the museum’s permanent collection.