Allison Bowman is an acrylic and oil painter who focuses on abstracted botanical environments. As a Kansas native, Bowman grew up surrounded by the Flint Hills. From when she was a child, she remembers walks through the Konza Prairie discovering different species of plants. The natural forms made by native prairie life are what initially inspired her abstract compositions. Recently Bowman has been studying and learning the names of native Kansas botany and wildlife to incorporate in murals.
After graduating from Kansas State University in December of 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in fine art she moved with her husband to the Kansas City area. Bowman is the Administrative Assistant of the Arts Council of Johnson County and currently teaches art classes at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center in Overland Park, Kansas. Before becoming an administrative assistant and a part-time teacher, Bowman worked in private art galleries as an assistant curator and preparator. Bowman also currently serves as Co-Captain of Arts Advocacy for the state of Kansas through Americans for the Arts.
Bowman is currently working on a new body of work that consists of her large-scale paintings. With these paintings Bowman’s goal is to bring mental health awareness to her community by connecting through the arts and nature. She also hopes to continue developing and expanding her artwork to potential projects and commissions, nationally and internationally.