Eric Bowman was born in Pasadena and grew up in Orange County, CA (when they used to actually have orange groves). Essentially a self-taught artist, Eric had a knack for drawing as far back as he can remember, always the class artist throughout his elementary and high school years. Various art-related jobs such as silk screen T-shirt printer or surfboard airbrush technician led to a lengthy and successful career as a commercial illustrator, eventually transitioning to fine art painting in the 2000's. As a painter, Eric has garnered many awards in juried competitions, showing in national & regional exhibitions in some of the country's most prestigious galleries and museums. His paintings are in collections around the world, including England, Australia, Canada and Mexico.