I'm an architect-trained artist, author and illustrator. Originally from Scotland via Canada, I'm now based in London.
I use my pictures to tell stories.
I'm inspired by humanity, democracy, gardening, ancient Greek vase paintings, and melodious songs about 21st-century angst.
My Open Studio & Garden is 12-6pm 25-26 June 2022, at 241 Glenville Grove, New Cross (one stop from London Bridge). New prints and cards, sketchbooks to peruse, iPad demos, and hopefully lots of flowers.
See my site for more info at www.janbow.com
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Buy my illustrated history of Birmingham and the Enlightenment here.
"The world is full of tragedy and horror. But it's also full of beauty and wonder. And the job of the artist is to be a counsel against despair." - David Hockney
Work in exhibitions
Blackheath Art Exhibition, Christmas 2021
Take Back Control show, Crypt Gallery, Kings Cross, 2019
Civil Times show, The Troubadour, Earls Court, 2018
Greenwich Library, 2016 (solo) Deptford Does Art, 2015 (solo)
Art In Action, 2013, 2014 Moseley Exchange 2010
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010
The Bond, 2010 (solo) Brighton Artists Open Studios, 2009
Qube Gallery 2008 Birmingham Museum & Art Galleries 2007
The Eclipse, London 2004 (solo)
Recognition Radar magazine feature, August 2011
Winner, Moseley Society Art competition, 2010
AOI Images Annual 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
Birmingham Life magazine interview, January 2009
3x3 Annual 2007, 2008