Flora S. Bowley
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About Flora S. Bowley
Flora Bowley (pronounced bowl-ee) is an artist, retreat facilitator, creative catalyst, and author of five books: The Art of Aliveness, Brave Intuitive Painting, Creative Revolution, Fresh Paint, and Earth is Holding You. Her colorful and layered paintings are also used to design calendars, cards, planners, journals, fabric, and unique product lines sold around the world.
Blending over twenty-five years of professional painting experience with her background as a yoga instructor, healer, and life-long truth seeker, Flora's soulful and unique approach to the creative process has inspired thousands of people to reconnect with their innate creative wisdom and to use that connection as fuel for more aliveness.
Flora has shared her signature blend of art, movement, and creative living practices for over a decade via online courses and in-person retreats in places Bali, Australia, Mexico, Portugal, Morocco, Italy, Ireland, Canada, the UK, and all across the US.
Flora's art and words have been featured in publications such as:
BOOKS: Art Inc., Creative Pilgrimage, Painting in Acrylics, The Empowered Artist, The Handmade Marketplace, Art Abandonment, Paint Lab for Kids, Painted Blossoms, Spirit Almanac, and Wiser and Wilder.
MAGAZINES: Spirituality and Health, Where Women Create, In her Studio, Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset Life, Business Heroine, Happiness and Wellbeing, dpi, and Professional Artist.
BLOGS + EVENTS: The Chopra Center, The Shift Network, The Gathering of the Creatives with Julia Cameron, SARK’s Succulent Wild World, Creative Bug, The Brave Girl Symposium, Squam Art Workshops, Do What You Love Retreats, The Abundant Artist, Uplift, Creative Living with Jamie Ridler, Raise Your Hand and Say Yes, Unclassified Woman, Highlight Real, Creative Superhero, The Left-Brained Artist, and many more.
Flora lives and works in Portland, OR.
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Books By Flora S. Bowley
Writer Flora Bowley believes that everyone can learn how to create a joy-filled life by practicing what she calls The Art of Aliveness.
Aliveness, in this context, goes well beyond the acts of sleeping, eating, working, etc., inviting us instead to look into the depths of our own experience, embrace what we find there, and commit to bringing our truest self into the world.
The Art of Aliveness teaches us how to create beauty out of sorrow, find meaning in the apparent madness that we sometimes find in the world, and choose to build a life we love regardless of the cards we’ve been dealt.
In this powerful, moving, and deeply personal book, Bowley shares pieces of her own story and the life lessons she’s learned to help readers cultivate this Aliveness within themselves. Packed with exercises and writing prompts, The Art of Aliveness offers readers a way to make lasting change in their lives.
If you’re ready to be the artist of your life, this book can show you how.
In Fresh Paint, creative influencer, workshop leader, and author of Brave Intuitive Painting and Creative Revolution, Flora Bowley, and her collaborator and fellow artist, Lynzee Lynx, offer transformational, accessible, and lasting ways to infuse more meaning and authenticity into your artwork.
For years, Flora and Lynzee have witnessed their students struggling to find their own voices. The desire is there, but coming up with innovative and unique ways to express yourself can feel daunting. In response to this persistent challenge and fueled by their passion for authenticity, they spent years cultivating and distilling a potent curriculum to support creative seekers looking for more integrity, depth, and originality in their work. Their online course Fresh Paint was the result, and now with this book, you too can explore how finding your creative voice translates into a more courageous, inspired, empowered, nourishing, and world-changing way of living and making art.
Fresh Paint uses mixed-media art projects along with prompts for movement, meditation, and writing to explore personal experience, individual preference, ancestry, intuition, and body wisdom. Through the process of creating 100 small mixed-media paintings based on these inquiries, your style will reveal itself to you, and your artmaking will be more satisfying and fun.
If you’re ready to infuse more meaning, personal story, and satisfaction into your work, while truly setting yourself apart from the rest and avoiding the common pitfall of making work that looks and feels derivative of other artists’, this book is for you.
Welcome to Fresh Paint, an inspiring adventure all about discovering and developing a unique creative style!
Painting can be so much more than a mere hobby - it can be a vehicle transforming your mind, body, and spirit! Painting and bravely embracing the challenges of creativity sparks a revolution that involves heart, creativity, courage, and trust!
Artistic pursuits such as painting have the power to soothe, heal, and connect a person to their truest self. For author Flora Bowley, making art and expressing herself creatively have always served as potent forms of personal evolution and holistic healing. Creative Revolution is the reader's key to unlocking the door to their own personal journey while making beautiful art.
Creative Revolution is the culmination of Flora's life's work as an artist, offering guidance for others to embrace their authentic selves through paint. She has taught more than sixty workshops since she wrote her first book, Brave Intuitive Painting, and has witnessed miraculous things when people engage with the intuitive painting process. Creative Revolution is the next best thing to taking a course from Flora. Many readers and students can't help but exclaim, "This was about so much more than painting!" After reading Creative Revolution, readers will have a deeper connection to their intuition, increased confidence to make bolder choices, freedom to let go and explore various options, an understanding that everything is transformable, the trust that it will all work out in the end, and a renewed sense that creating can be fun and playful. All of this powerful transformation begins with paint. Flora has been writing and reflecting on these transformational aspects of the creative process for years. Creative Revolution is an insightful and practical guide for realizing the transformational power of fully embracing your creativity.