January 4th, 2011
Ginger Bowen’s still life artistic expertise.
Southwest Art Magazine, January, 2011
“WIT AND WISDOM”– Ginger Bowen
“Egg beaters, buckets, and buoys. Coffee pots, clocks, and blocks. These are a few of Ginger Bowen’s favorite things among the treasure trove of objects she has collected over the years. The Arizona-based painter has nearly a thousand old toys, tools, musical instruments, and other artifacts from bygone days, all contained in a storage area she refers to as her “prop room.” Bowen has a penchant for scouring antiques stores and flea markets, whether close to home or in her travels, and the resulting bounty eventually finds its way into her lively still-life paintings. “I like unique old things that stir a feeling of nostalgia,” she says. “Sometimes new things seem so plastic. Older things are well built, with beautiful colors, and they have a certain sturdiness about them…”