Born in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, full-time graphic designer Magda Bowen became interested in art at a very early age. As a child, she would spend long hours drawing, lost in a world of her own. A self-taught painter, one of her most favorite themes is Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Her vivid style of realism is seen in her loose, physical brushwork. Her bright bizarre colors and dramatic, fantastical images reflect an inspiration from native Mexican art.
Description of my work…
Being self-taught, my paintings are “work in progress”. As an artist, I feel my pieces are never completed. I always see flaws in my art. I stop working on a particular piece when I get a true feeling of accomplishment. I choose to display “my work in progress” as is, with all its defects.
My favorite color is yellow, because it reminds me of sunshine, a smile or a warm hug. My compositions include, cool colors which give a feel of somberness and are balanced by adding yellow hues.