Alright – so today we’ve got the honor of introducing you to Brandon Bowe. We think you’ll enjoy our conversation, we’ve shared it below.
Hi Brandon , thanks for joining us today. We’d love to hear about when you first realized that you wanted to pursue a creative path professionally.
I’ve always been into following my creative passions but when I was coming out high school I hit a crossroad, unsure if I should take the traditional route and go to school to study the Arts or if I take the leap and follow a professional career in kitesurfing. I took the leap and followed the athletic side of my life, for which I’m very thankful for and wouldn’t change it for anything, but around 2016/2017 I came back to those same crossroads, burnt out from the kite industry I decided to take another leap, quit my job, moved back in with my parents, and went full on head first in creating my own art studio and finding a creative way to be finically independent.
Which is where you find me today. I still work within the Kitesurf industry but have an ever growing list of happy clients and art collectors from around the world interested in what I do, and I couldn’t be more thankful for that.
Awesome – so before we get into the rest of our questions, can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers.
So you know now about my path to owning my own business/studio but the road to finding my own style was slow and full of learning mistakes.
So to sum up my work, it usually falls under the line of surf and or nature related decorative/ fine art.
So my style…. I do 3D epoxy paintings made to look like a drone shot or flying over in a plane to somewhere tropical, usually wrapped in a hand made hardwood frame. As well my father and I do “Upcycled surfboard art” where we take surfboards ready to be thrown in the trash at the end of their life, fix them, and give them a whole new purpose. Then to tie to all together I have my photography usually centered around nature or something interesting/ beautiful.
I would love to take my art into the philanthropy side of things, helping others, cleaning the oceans, planting trees, or helping rally behind a good cause. This I think would be really interesting and fun!
What can society do to ensure an environment that’s helpful to artists and creatives?
Commission or buy work from living artists straight from them and don’t hesitate to pay a premium.
I truly don’t think people realize how much time out of our lives and how much mental bandwidth we use to create something unique for you, and most artist are afraid to ask for the money they truly want for their work.
So go to an artist with a healthy budget, an idea in mind, and be flexible to fit the work best suited for them, and I guarantee they will make you something you love for a life time.
Can you share your view on NFTs? (Note: this is for education/entertainment purposes only, readers should not construe this as advice)
I think NFT’s will have a huge positive roll in the art world, but right now all the stock boys and Wall Street bets style of community are only focused on a profit or a flip of the “New project” and are not focused on the image, message, or person.
I think once that becomes more center staged and less rug pulls and scams are going on, NFTs will be great and wonderful for everyone involved.
- Website: Boweartistry.com
- Instagram: @boweartistry
- Youtube: MrBowe
I’ve take all the photos decided maybe my father on my iPhone of me :)