In my home studio
Shana Bowes (b. 1971) grew up in a suburb of Atlanta, Ga going on road trips and camping with her parents. After college, she lived in NYC for 18 years, returning to Georgia to become a full time artist. She is an Urban Landscape Artist working in graphite, acrylic, and watercolor on various papers. She earned her B.A. from Oglethorpe University ('94) by doing an independent study program in Fine Art. She then graduated from SCAD with an M.A. in Arts Administration in 2016. After selling real estate in NYC and traveling the world, her photos and experiences influence her artwork. It's her memories of Southern road trips, her love of the local architecture and culture that inspires her art.
Shana participates in art fairs and exhibitions around Atlanta, selling to designers and collectors throughout the Southeast.
I paint and draw nostalgia. Old buildings, old memories and old haunts. The places that speak to me tell their own story.
I appreciate the details that are often overlooked in old architecture. The way the doors have worn, the bricks have weathered. I find the old and historic comforting. So many old architectural details can't be reproduced today, so I attempt to capture them in my art.
Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA 2016
Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy 2015
Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA, 1994