about flora

Flora Bowley (pronounced bowl-lee) is an internationally celebrated painter, workshop facilitator, top-selling author, visionary and inspirationalist.  Her soulful and transformational approach to painting (and living) has inspired thousands of people across the globe to “let go, be bold and unfold” as they move through fear and welcome joyful spontaneous expression back into the creative process.

Combining twenty years of professional painting experience with her background as a yoga instructor, massage therapist and lifelong truth seeker, Flora infuses her teaching and painting style with a deep connection to body, mind, and spirit.  This unique fusion offers up a truly transformational experience—one that honors intuition, self-discovery and the perfectly ever-changing present moment.

Flora’s vibrant original paintings are sold in several galleries throughout the U.S. and her licensed product lines and prints are available worldwide.  Flora’s book, Brave Intuitive Painting was released in May, 2012 and has now sold over 30,000 copies.

When not traveling to far away places, Flora can often be found communing with mossy forests, singing aloud while riding her bike, meditating in her backyard sauna, twisting herself up on a yoga mat, making soup, daydreaming about her next bold move and living happily among a colorful community of fellow artists in Portland, OR.  She is extremely grateful to be doing her soul’s work and inspiring others to do the same.

Artist Statement

“It is my desire to honor and celebrate the natural world by creating bold, yet delicate, new “landscapes,” rich with color, soul and imagination.  My work is created through a unique process of spontaneously layering free flowing color and mark-making with carefully rendered organic forms.  These forms or “characters,” such as wings, sprouts, feathers, hives, figures, stars, branches, petals and pods co-mingle with vibrant color fields to tell stories of magical places born from dreams, a close observation and a deep connection to all living things.  Often changing courses along the way, I find joy in allowing my paintings to unfold naturally as I experiment playfully with color, form and composition.  Ultimately, I consider my work to be a celebration of life; chaotic, subtle, beautiful, mystical and ever-changing.”

You can contact Flora here

All photos by Zipporah Lomax