Bowman, Amelia

Bio

Amelia Bowman is an artist based in Norfolk, UK, who works with intaglio collagraph printmaking and digital pattern design.

In 2010 she lovingly restored a vintage Anglian mangle before carefully adapting it into a print press which she now uses to print her collagraphs.

A collagraph takes its name from the word ‘collage’ as it is essentially a collage made on a rigid surface such as thick card which is then varnished, inked up and rolled through a print press against dampened paper. The edges and surfaces of the collage form the lines and textures of the print, which is transferred onto the paper on its way through the press. Extra colour can be added to the printmaking process by way of an additional technique called ‘Chine-Collé’ which involves the lamination of extra papers to the print as it goes through the press. Amelia uses her own pattern designs in the Chine-Collé process.

Follow Amelia on Instagram @ameliabowman

Exhibitions

  • 2016 Norwich Print Fair, Norwich
  • 2014 Norwich Print Fair, Norwich
  • 2013 Norwich Print Fair, Norwich
  • 2015 Coast, Rushlight Gallery, Reepham, Norfolk
  • 2014 Amelia Bowman Presents, Wymondham Arts Centre, Wymondham, Norfolk
  • 2013 Picture Postcard, Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold
  • 2017 Spectrum, Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold
  • 2012 The Art of Food, Noverre Gallery, Norwich
  • 2012 The Art of Food, Noverre Gallery, Norwich
  • 2015 Norwich Print Fair, Norwich

Education

  • 2003 Textiles BA (Hons), Norwich School of Art and Design

Links

Mayweed, 2017, Digital Repeat Pattern (Vector)
Mayweed, 2017, Digital Repeat Pattern (Vector)

AJM3576671: Mayweed, 2017, Digital Repeat Pattern (Vector), Bowman, Amelia / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Passion Lily, 2014, Digital Repeat Pattern (Vector)
Passion Lily, 2014, Digital Repeat Pattern (Vector)

AJM3576672: Passion Lily, 2014, Digital Repeat Pattern (Vector), Bowman, Amelia / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Peck, Peck (Mayweed), 2017, Collagraph
Peck, Peck (Mayweed), 2017, Collagraph

AJM3576673: Peck, Peck (Mayweed), 2017, Collagraph, Bowman, Amelia / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Fishing Boat (Clover), 2015, Collagraph
Fishing Boat (Clover), 2015, Collagraph

AJM3576674: Fishing Boat (Clover), 2015, Collagraph, Bowman, Amelia / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Gulls and Buoys (Tulip), 2015, Collagraph
Gulls and Buoys (Tulip), 2015, Collagraph

AJM3576675: Gulls and Buoys (Tulip), 2015, Collagraph, Bowman, Amelia / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Causeway Tide (Mayweed), 2017, Collagraph
Causeway Tide (Mayweed), 2017, Collagraph

AJM3576676: Causeway Tide (Mayweed), 2017, Collagraph, Bowman, Amelia / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Field Penny Cress, 2016, Digital Pattern Design (Vector)
Field Penny Cress, 2016, Digital Pattern Design (Vector)

AJM3584558: Field Penny Cress, 2016, Digital Pattern Design (Vector), Bowman, Amelia / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Hogweed, ,2017, Digital Repeat Pattern (Vector)
Hogweed, ,2017, Digital Repeat Pattern (Vector)

AJM3584559: Hogweed, ,2017, Digital Repeat Pattern (Vector), Bowman, Amelia / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Ixia, 2014; Digital Pattern Design (Vector)
Ixia, 2014; Digital Pattern Design (Vector)

AJM3584560: Ixia, 2014; Digital Pattern Design (Vector), Bowman, Amelia / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Blakeney Lifeboat Station (Ixia), 2016, Collagraph
Blakeney Lifeboat Station (Ixia), 2016, Collagraph

AJM3587446: Blakeney Lifeboat Station (Ixia), 2016, Collagraph, Bowman, Amelia / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Rooftop View, 2017, Collagraph
Rooftop View, 2017, Collagraph

AJM3587447: Rooftop View, 2017, Collagraph, Bowman, Amelia / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Seagulls (Hibiscus & Dahlia), 2013, Collagraph
Seagulls (Hibiscus & Dahlia), 2013, Collagraph

AJM3587448: Seagulls (Hibiscus & Dahlia), 2013, Collagraph, Bowman, Amelia / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Lobster Pots (Clover), 2016; Collagraph
Lobster Pots (Clover), 2016; Collagraph

AJM3587449: Lobster Pots (Clover), 2016; Collagraph, Bowman, Amelia / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Happisburgh Lighthouse (Flowering Berry), 2015, Collagraph
Happisburgh Lighthouse (Flowering Berry), 2015, Collagraph

AJM3587450: Happisburgh Lighthouse (Flowering Berry), 2015, Collagraph, Bowman, Amelia / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Boats at Rest (Fruit Salad), 2013, Collagraph
Boats at Rest (Fruit Salad), 2013, Collagraph

AJM3587451: Boats at Rest (Fruit Salad), 2013, Collagraph, Bowman, Amelia / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Tower Bridge (Floribunda); 2015; Collagraph
Tower Bridge (Floribunda); 2015; Collagraph

AJM3587452: Tower Bridge (Floribunda); 2015; Collagraph, Bowman, Amelia / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Foxglove (Reds), 2016, Digital Repeat Pattern (Vector)
Foxglove (Reds), 2016, Digital Repeat Pattern (Vector)

AJM3587463: Foxglove (Reds), 2016, Digital Repeat Pattern (Vector), Bowman, Amelia / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Harvest Pantry (Field Penny Cress), 2017, Collagraph
Harvest Pantry (Field Penny Cress), 2017, Collagraph

AJM3598338: Harvest Pantry (Field Penny Cress), 2017, Collagraph, Bowman, Amelia / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images


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