Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Distinctly Encautic- Artist Interview

Studio interview and a peek into our exhibition "Distinctly Encaustic", opening Friday, June 1, 7 to 9 p.m.
The ancient art of beeswax painting a decidedly modern look.

The show features works by four of the most exciting and individual artists in the field: William Thomson, Kim Bernard, Allison Golder, and Catherine Nash. Read More>>>

Interview- Catherine Nash. images of work>>>

What draws you to encaustic?
photo -Robert Renfrow
I am enamored firstly with the reference to nature.  Wax is a natural substance and merges very well with my ideas and concerns on many levels:  it makes paper translucent, it adds depth and space to my paintings and it offers my work cohesion.  I love that it can simultaneously reference fragility and strength.

Do you feel that encaustic has changed, advanced, become more accessible? If so why?
I am most excited by observing that more and more artists are integrating paper with encaustic.  Since I have consistently created using both media, I am so excited to see these two ancient techniques merge.  I am almost complete with writing a book entitled Contemporary Paper and Encaustic for which I have interviewed 28 international artists who, in very unique ways, combine these media.  I think as more artists experiment with encaustic they discover the wide potential that wax offers and it's expressive capacity will continue to transform and grow.

Interview- Kim Bernard. images of work>>>
What makes your work Distinct?
I’m fascinated with movement, kinesthetics and 
the basic laws of motion so my work is, at its essence, an investigation of movement.  With a background in dance, martial arts and yoga, my kinetic sculpture and 2-D works draw on my personal history and deep connection to body movement.  The driving force of my work would be summarized by the equation, movement + materials = form

portrait by Tammy Byro
What should a collector or what would you suggest for a new collector to look for in collecting encaustic?
Trust your gut!  To quote Duke Ellington “If it sounds good, it IS good.”  Just don’t leave your new encaustic acquisition in the trunk of your black car in August, while you shop on Commercial Street, or in your Cape Cod cottage while you turn off the heat and head to Miami for the winter.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ethics For Artists by Karen Atkinson

A friend recently sent to me and I wanted to share. It's a great read for both the gallery and for a working professional artist.

The discussion of ethics in the art world has come up numerous times recently. Since all participants have a stake, I am going to start with my suggestions for artists. Read More>>>

Having worked on just about all sides of the fence in the art world, I can say that I have run across the most amazing things being done to artists, as well as things artists do to each other.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Dennis Perrin is back.

We are very excited to announce that Artist / Painter Dennis Perrin is back! These wonderful new paintings are new and they still have that romanticism that only Perrin can capture.

Please call the gallery at 352-729-2415 for sizes and prices. They are so new that we haven't had time to post them on our website.

3 more images >>>

Caution - "Wet Paint"

Mount Dora is known for its waterfront, antiques art and soon for Pamela Folsom.

Folsom has set up her easel and is out painting Mount Dora, and for seven days capture its people, places, and spirit on canvas.

Her show opens Friday March, 9th 6 to 8pm.

Corporate and Private Collections

Cincinnati Financial Center

Collection of author Stuart Woods, NY

Brown Forman Company

Collection of author, Steven Birmingham

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Year's Resolution

Hi Folks, time flies when your having fun and here we are in 2012. One of my New Year's resolutions is to keep up with my blog, finishing up some thoughts and ideas I started in 2011.

Just a quick update for now.

A few wonderful things has happened with Bowersock Gallery.We just had our first opening at our newest location, in lovely historic downtown Mount Dora, FL. The turn out was better than we had ever anticipated. We met some lovely people, made new friends; best of all, folks found our artists highly collectable. Not to mention that we made it through the Boston International Fine Art show, with wonderful reviews. Thanks everyone for a fabulous 2011.

Also, I just learned that Mount Dora is getting in on the Encaustic movement, somethings happening on January 28-29 2012. I'll fine out more. It's wonderful to see! Art is Alive.

Visit us online and in Provincetown- we will be closed for Januray but will be open Presidents Day Weekend. You can also e-mail us at
Happy New Year!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Introducing Meghan Howland

We are very excited to introduce Artist / Painter Meghan Howland to our collection of artists. She has an edge that's classic, but with an amazing twist of color and brush work.

Howland has her BFA, Painting - New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH.

We will be introducing Meghan at the Boston International Fine Art Show on November, 17, 18, 19, and 20th. Swing on by the gallery now to see your preview of her paintings before they head to Boston.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Bowersock Gallery opens in Mount Dora, FL

We are very excited to announce our second location; located at 137 East Fourth Avenue, Mount Dora, FL 32757.

All your favorite artists that you have come to know at our Provincetown, MA location is on show.

Bowersock Gallery - Provincetown will be open all winter, on it's regular off season hours.  Thanks everyone who helped make this possible.