June 19, 2014|Annie Salness Artist|
My husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Eric Bowman's studio last
weekend at his studio sale.
He found a Quonset hut! Already built, it was a 2,000 square foot garage that was
used for an antique car collection.
"When we were looking for a new home, we envisioned an unattached building for my studio, and I was ready to settle for a simple 2-car garage...what we got however, turned out to be a 2,000 square foot all-wood, custom Quonset hut! We were the first ones to arrive when it hit the market after our real estate agent called us in a frantic -- our offer was accepted on the spot. What you see above was essentially a giant garage behind the house we purchased in 2002 -- it housed the original owners antique car collection back in 1952. The face of it looks the same today except for the entry which was once a 2-car wide garage door..." - Eric Bowman
It is FABULOUS!
You can see a figure model stand on the right.
The north facing windows are 16' high and the ceiling is 20' high at the center.
He has custom bookshelves for art collection books and reference books.
You can read more about it here.
Eric started his career by being a commercial artist and did work for high profile clients like Coppertone, Nike, Hallmark, Kellogg's, Nabisco, SW Airlines, and the Kentucky Derby.
Now he does fine oil paintings and is featured at many prestigious galleries.
We saw this one and it was absolutely beautiful!
Beside the studio work, he does a lot of Plein Air. (painting outside)
He did these thumbnails outside that he takes in his studio to finish a painting.
"Beyond Winter's Veil"
He does amazing figure studies in oil onvellum paper.
Eric and his daughter. :)