Bobby Austin Mowbray

Contemplation at Noon | acrylic on canvas 60 x 75 cm 2024
Awakening Dream | acrylic on canvas 60 x 75 cm 2024

 

Statement

My artistic journey is driven by my passion for acrylic paint on canvas, enabling me to delve into the realm of delicate brushstrokes and vibrant colors that define my distinctive abstract realism style. Recognizing the profound influence of art on culture and dialogue, my aim is to mirror the essence of society through my artwork, capturing emotions and experiences that resonate universally. With unwavering dedication, I create evocative and enchanting paintings that invite viewers to immerse themselves in the narratives my heart unveils. Through my artistic endeavors, I strive to showcase the transformative power of creativity, forging connections that transcend borders and leaving a lasting impact on the world.

Creative Process

My artistic process is a dynamic fusion of emotions, ideas and techniques. Drawing inspiration from personal experiences, nature and the world around me, I embark on a journey of exploration. Themes of tranquility and romance often guide my creative path, allowing my imagination to roam freely. As I paint, I skillfully combine abstract elements that hold personal emotional significance, with the intention of inviting viewers to find their own interpretations with the artwork. Within the intimate confines of my studio, I embark on a profound journey of self-expression, pouring my heart and soul onto the canvas. Each stroke of the brush, each layer of color, and every meticulous detail is carefully considered, aiming to evoke a sense of connection and wonder within the viewers.

Education

My artistic education has primarily been self-taught, with minimal formal training in art courses in high school and university. However, over the course of the last 20 years, my dedication to painting and my relentless pursuit of capturing the essence of my subjects has provided me with the most valuable education an artist can have. For me, it is not about following a prescribed path, but rather about immersing myself in the act of creation and evoking genuine emotions from those who view my work. In my opinion, true artists require nothing more than this passion and commitment to their craft.