Lot 121 - Day Bowman - Wave Theory 1
Household Paint, Charcoal and Graphite on Card
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Bidding starts at £50
Growing up in a holiday destination, small, seaside town it is not surprising that much
of my work has referenced the sea, the beach and littoral.
Moving freely from one work to another there is a sense of play and random mark-
making and through the use of colour, of scribbled lines and drip marks I have
attempted to capture the tides and the occasional gleam of sunshine.
Along with scratched childhood messages to the gods, our childhood castles in the
sand were built to keep out the marauding tidal waters; today I believe these tidal
images represent something more sinister referencing an incoming wave of bigotry
and intolerance. And whilst these are not overtly political works I find within them a
questioning on the notion of place, identity and belonging.
In the past twelve months her work has gained first prize in the Anima Mundi
International Painting Prize and exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2019; this was
quickly followed by being awarded first prize in the Bath Arts Open 2019 and first
prize for the inaugural Wales Contemporary 2019. Most recently Day was awarded
the Winsor & Newton Prize 2020 by the Royal Institute for Painters in Watercolours.
Tearing up the Rule Book, a solo international exhibition at Westminster Reference
Library London and Atelier Melusine France was praised by critics and bloggers at
its London showing in March 2019 and Artlyst gave coverage in October 2019:
In 2012 she was commissioned to produce a series of giant hoardings for Weymouth
Railway Station, host town to the Olympic Sailing and Paralympic Sailing events.
Day’s work is held in numerous private and public collections worldwide including
Hilton Hotel Group; British Dental Association; Dorset County Hospital, St. Vincent
and Grenadines Govt. Art Collection and the Yantai Art Museum Collection China.