NAT BOWEN is a British, self-taught, resin artist and a fashion design
graduate of the London College of Fashion (2008).
Bowen uses the study of Chromology, the psychology behind colour and
the brains response to it, as the foundation of her art. This knowledge is
incorporated into the work as a way to communicate nonverbally through
colour, with the viewer having a physical and emotional response to the
art based on their own perceptions and personal experiences. Pigmented
epoxy resin is poured onto a recycled acrylic canvas which is then
manipulated using a paintbrush to build up abstract layers of colour. The
pigments within the lustrous resin adapt according to the light, reflecting
and absorbing the surroundings with the work becoming a part of the
space it inhabits. The visuals that these colourful, glossy orbs form have a
depth and a three-dimensional aspect, similar to those seen during
meditation, the image of a vortex or looking into water.
Bowen relates her practice to wellbeing, meditation and mental health
using the creation of her artwork as a way to manage these areas of life.
She initially started painting as a form of therapy and it has since become
an essential part of her lifestyle, enabling her to detach from technology
and defer everyday distractions whilst she paints. A meditative state is
resumed when applying the resin to the canvas with the act being a slow
and mindful process which draws her into the now. The viewer is
encouraged to adopt the same mindful, meditative state whilst observing
her work, taking the time to be present and allowing the colour and form
to have an impact on the mind and body. Colour, as a property of light,
has the power to alter or transform ones’ mental state, and it is through

this realisation that Bowen has built her strong relationship with colour,
one that is already so embedded in us as humans. Colour can only be
realised through the presence of light so by choosing to work with such a
luminous medium, the colours in the works are enriched and the
experience intensified.
Coming from a family of creatives, Bowen was introduced to design
processes, materials and mediums from a young age with her exploration
continuing throughout her education. As a student, she created fashion
collections using manipulated artworks as prints and post-graduation
went on to become a fashion designer before signing with a London
modelling agency and forging a career as a model. In 2015, she put
modelling on hold to work in high end property development and
cultivated an interest in premium design. Bowen has incorporated her
knowledge and experience into developing herself as a visual artist and
today produces artworks in her studio in Brixton.
Works by Bowen are in private collections worldwide. To date, works have
been shown at the Saatchi Gallery in London and international shows in
Miami, New York, Hong Kong, Hamburg, Chicago and San Francisco.