About Photography - Art - Adventures - Charles W. Bowers
I am a practicing Landscape Architect who specializes in residential gardens. I chose photography to realize my need to create art beyond designing and building beautiful gardens in lower Montgomery County for the last fifty years and winning over 300 national and local awards for our gardens.
When I moved into the digital image capture photographic world I followed my previous footsteps in the film world by including alternative processes in my repertoire. The digital realm allows me expanded exploration into digital painting, digital texturing and collaging. Additionally, I do emulsion and images transfers and various forms of mixed media. My results are printed or transferred onto canvas, wood, watercolor paper and other media using state of the art archival-pigmented inks.
My imagery includes people and their relationship to their environment, architecture, landscapes, gardens, flowers and the natural world. I have built extensive collections of work in these and other areas of subject matter over my years of experiences and travel. I have numerous portfolios ideas currently waiting to come to fruition.
My art has appeared in several one-person and numerous group exhibitions over the years, in many local and national and international magazines, commercial publications and newspapers. Often I’ve written articles to accompany my images for these venues. I have produced a photography book about a garden through the seasons and the years.
My art hangs on the walls of private homes and corporate offices.
Most recent shows:
Coming in 2018:
January - Howard County Arts Council 2 person solo show
December 2018 - Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD Solo show
2017 January - Creative Imaging Workshop Presents "Diversity" - Group leader curated and participated. Bernice Kish Gallery - Columbia,MD
July 2016 One of a Kind - Hand Pulled Image Transfers - Natures Colors Textures Patterns
The Artists Gallery - Frederick, MD
April-May 2016 One of a Kind - Hand Pulled Image Transfers - Natures Colors Textures Patterns
Bernice Kish Gallery in Columbia, MD
September 2015, into October, my “Natures Colors Textures Patterns” show will be the featured solo show at the Howard County Conservancy.
September 2015 the “Faces of Cuba” show will be shown as a solo at the Full Circle Gallery in Baltimore, MD.
November 2014 my “Faces of Cuba” show consisting of twenty-six images was featured co-solo show at The Artists Gallery in Frederick, MD.
Alternate residential landscape business site: www.gardengate.net