In my current body of work I have set out to explore the great unnamed and forgotten corners of our urban landscapes; these are the post-industrial edgelands that fringe our cities and towns. Childhood holidays spent exploring the architecture of discarded industry of a small coastal town fuelled a passion and curiosity for the wilderness landscapes of today.
Whilst the paintings represent snapshots of journeys taken through cities, suburbs, and motorways, the rear-view mirror - a constant in the works - represents a two-way mirror of past and future. The mirror represents a gateway, rooted in the present, but allowing us to reflect on what has gone before and what might take place.
In these works I have set out to investigate how and why we travel the landscape whether by train or car, bicycle and bus or ferry across a river; journeys that criss-cross the land and our daily lives which we absorb, acknowledge or ignore.
Day Bowman: a graduate of Chelsea School of Art and London University.
In 2012 Day was commissioned to produce a series of posters for Weymouth, host town to the Olympic Sailing and Paralympic Sailing Events. Her work broadcast to 2.2 million viewers on BBC World News.
A tour of 4 art museums in China 2017/18 with Contemporary British Painting.
Edgelands 2016/17at ARB Cambridge, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Hartlepool Art Gallery and Beverley Art Gallery; A.P.T Gallery, Deptford London and The Crypt Gallery London
Further recent exhibitions include: Sluice Art Fair; The London Group Open and Art Project Bermondsey (2017); The Columbia Threadneedle Prize Mall Galleries London (2016); The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition (2015/16); Soft Estate touring exhibition (2013/14) at the Bluecoat Liverpool and Spacex Exeter; Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015/16.
Work held in numerous public and private collections including: British Dental Association; Dorset County Hospital; St. Vincent and the Grenadines Govt. Art Collection; Hilton Hotel Group and RNLI.
Study 1, Diversion, 2017, oil and charcoal on canvas.
26 x 30 cm.