Jason Bowyer PP NEAC
Society Memberships

Royal Society of Portrait Painters

New English Art Club - Elected President Dec 2008 - Dec 2013

Pastel Society


Biographical Details

Born in Chiswick

1975 –1979                         Camberwell School of Art Foundation Course and BA Hons in Fine Art

1979 – 1982                        Royal Academy Schools Post Graduate Diploma in Painting


Teaching Posts

Adult Education

1979 – 1985                        Richmond Adult Community College Life Drawing, Painting, and Study Plan Programme

2000 – 2003                        Kensington and Chelsea College


Advanced Painting

Further Education

1986 – 1996                         University of Westminster Co-ordinator Fine Art Studies - Foundation Art

1996 –2000                        University of the Creative Arts, Farnham Fine Art Studies, Drawing Programme

Foundation Art

Higher Education

1981 – 2000                        University of the Creative Arts, Farnham Drawing for Design, BA Courses

Textiles, Glass and Ceramics

1982 – 1998                        Metropolitan University (John Cass Faculty of Art) Drawing, Painting and Design

1991                                    Oxford Brookes University, Architecture School


Visiting Lecturer

Museum and Gallery Education

1993                        Founder NEAC Drawing School

1994 – 2003             Curator of the NEAC Drawing School Co-ordinated workshops for NEAC Drawing School

Mall Galleries “Making a Mark” workshops

Nottingham Castle Museum

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Sir John Soane Museum

“The Vineyard” - drop in centre Richmond

Hogarth House

St Anne’s School Morden (severe learning difficulties)

HMP Wormwood Scrubs

The Stroke Association

Turtle Key Arts Centre

Putney School of Art

The Royal West of England Academy

London Museum of Water and Steam

2006 - 2008            Big Draw Events - London Museum of Water and Steam and Hogarth Trust

2010                        Mall Galleries - Pastel Society Workshops

2014                        V&A Museum "Constable –The Making of a Master" Ink Pastel and Mixed Media Workshop


Artists Residencies

1985 – 1986               Fulham Football Club

1998 - date            London Museum of Water and Steam

1998,00,02,04,06            Grove Park Music Festival

2011                        Championship Artist, Wimbledon

2013                        Official War Artist REME Regiment, Camp Bastion, Afghanistan


Specialist Courses

1997 - 2010             Summerleaze Gallery

2000                        Hampstead School of Art

2006                         Parker Harris - Discerning Eye

2001,01,04, 06            Harrodian School

2007 - 2015            West Dean College Short Course Programme

2008                        Investic Investment Bank

2008                        Belmont School, Chiswick

2013, 2014            Putney School of Art

2014                        Quiddity Fine Art - Still Life and Oil Painting

2014, 2015            Heatherleys School of Fine Art - Master Class in Drawing

2014, 2015            Heatherleys School of Fine Art - Advanced Portrait Painting




2001                         Watercolour Challenge, Art Expert Channel Four

Production Company Planet Four

2013                        BBC 1 David Dimbleby “Britain and the Sea” Featured Artist – Walberswick Harbour

Episode 4 Pleasure and Escape



2001                         London Museum of Water and Steam “From Kew Bridge to Camp Bastion” Official War Artist Lecture and Exhibition

September 2104

October 2014             Ashmolean Museum, Oxford “Hard Held” - Official War Artist Lecture and Exhibition

February 2015            Heatherleys School of Fine Art “From Kew Bridge to Camp Bastion” Official War Artist Lecture and Exhibition

Also featured 40 years of sketchbook drawings




1991 - 2013            NEAC Executive Committee

1995 - date             Hogarth Trust

1993 – 2003            NEAC Drawing School Committee



Honorary Positions/Memberships

President, NEAC Dec 2008 - Dec 2013

Vice President, Grove Park Music Festival

Arts Club, Dover Street

Editorial adviser, “The Artist”

President, Arts Richmond 2012




1988                        “Starting Drawing” Bloomsbury Press



Articles/The Artist

1991                        Painting from Observation

1992                        NEAC Drawing School

1995                        Small Paintings

2008                        The River

2011                         Trees



1982                        Greenshield Award

1987                        William Townsend Scholarship

The Banff Centre, Canada

1991                        British Council, Smolyn, Bulgaria


1979                        Camberwell Painting Prize

1987                        Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Daler/Rowney Best Painting in Acrylic

1992                        Hunting Group Prize Highly Commended

1999                        NEAC Critics Choice

2003                        Royal Portrait, Changing Faces Award

2005                        Hunting Group Prize Best Regional Painting





One Man Exhibitions

1990,92,96,98,02            New Grafton Gallery

2004,07            Cedar House Gallery

2006,08,11, 13            The Russell Gallery

2014                        Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

2015                        Heatherleys School of Fine Art


Group Exhibitions                 

2006                        Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2006,11                        Discerning Eye

2006                        One Love, Lowry Gallery

2005                        Hunting Group, Royal College

2007 to date            Royal Portrait Annual

1985 to date            NEAC Annual

2008 to date            Pastel Society Annual
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