Dear Kate

Thank you for entering the 2022 ING Discerning Eye exhibition. We had an outstanding response to this year’s call for entries with a record breaking number of applications. Congratulations, your work listed below has been selected for the exhibition!


The Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AS

TITLE 1: Dreaming of Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Jodhpur in Lockdown.  Sold

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Painting the Desert Exhibition and workshop Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur August 2022

Indian Globe Thistle. Oil on Panel. Silent Disco Exhibition 2021

Link to interview with Robert Dunt below:

Dreaming of Rao Jodha Desert Park in Lockdown” Jodhpur 2021

Stone and plant Pigments, gold leaf and Gum Arabic on Wasli paper.

Dreaming of Sunder Times Mapping Delhi in Lockdown” 2020

Ink and Watercolour On Paper 56 x 57 cm

When lockdown happened in UK my flight back to Delhi was cancelled.

“Dreaming of Sunder Times during lockdown” ‘sunder’ Hindi for beautiful kept me meditative and present. With the Indian miniature art squirrel brush and western miniature brush I got mapping streets of Delhi.

I imagined walking through empty streets in Old Delhi to the Spice market (a view into it top left of picture. )Pigeons and kites fly from the rooftops and I thought of the birds looking down on this lockdown city. Nature blooming, and crystal clear skies. I imagined my journeys over the Yamuna River to B.I Rajput in Shahdara to learn miniature art. The tree is from IIC garden, there is almost the form of a female figure stretching up towards the sky (mother earth). Its branches merge into the streets. The streets are mapped at points in the old map style. Through the branches you see into the Sunder nursery garden. My favourite garden to visit for reflection and study of the trees.
Below the tree the swirling clouds – they consist of Corona virus and blend into the Indian miniature style of depicting clouds and storms.

Shielded by a tree we glimpse people from buildings clapping for carers. The snake entwined in tree references rebirth and snake charmer plays in connection with environment. In the distance some of desolate migrant workers are walking home.

The external reality in 2020 felt intolerable as the pandemic surged through out the globe and at this time we looked inwards to our own dreams.

Jodha Desert Rock Park, Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur.  Studies from sketch book. April 2019

Botanical art workshop 10 – 16 August 2019 with Kate Bowen and Malini Saigal and Pradip Krishen in Pradip’s remarkable rewilded Desert rock Park Mehhrangargh Fort, Jodhpur. Please watch the little film below:

http://Rao Joa Desert Park

Exhibition News:

Prithvi Fine Art & Culture, A1/232 Safdurjung Enclave, New Delhi.

Journey of Light’

An International Exhibition of small works on paper by

Dag Hol, Kanchan Chander, Kate Bowen, Sihanouk-Yuan Yachi, Sangeeta Gupta and Stephanie Arpels

Tuesday 29th January 2019.

Citizen Trees of Delhi – Voice of Artist Kate Bowen Can We Save Trees of Delhi? By Dr. Navina Jafa (follow: @navinajafa )


Lopez Design Forum. October 2017


GALLERY 65 Yangon. – “Mangroves – The Forests of the Tides” 25/11/2016

British Artist Kate Bowen, Burmese Artist Htein Lin and Norwegian artist Gunnlaug Bina Kuloy.

The coverage of the Exhibition Please read:

Review in Myanmar Times:

This coverage of the Exhibiton by Kamayut MEDIA gives a sense of the space in the gallery and the connections between the three artists.

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In the round



Youtube video of Painting techniques in the mangrove Studio.

Nawaday Tharlar Gallery “Kate and me meet in Yangon” 15/10/2015  – 22/10/2015

Kate and Me

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RANGOON — British artist Kate Bowen, who has resided in Rangoon for the past three years, and Burmese artist Ko Ko Naing have joined forces for an exhibition at Nawaday Tharlar Gallery, Yaw Min Gyi Street, Yangon.

The Irrawaddy Steve Tickner:

Khin Zaw Latt’s Fund raising exhibition Flood appeal. The money raised was used to build a new school and cyclone shelter.

British artist Kate Bowen’s donated work will feature in Art for Victims. Myanmar Times

KZL Studio, Golden Hill Road,Yangon.

The Mee Ya Hta Building Exhibition

GALLERY 65, Yaw Min Gyi Street, Yangon, Myanmar is pleased to present a new art exhibition:

“THE MEE YA HTA BUILDING” (Former Railway Headquarters Building) featuring UK Artist Kate Bowen.

 The exhibit will feature over 60 paintings of the Artist’s works. 

The exhibition is curated by Jose Abad Lorente. See articles and reviews below:

Beyond the Visual ‘Beyond the Visual’ Exploring the Stillness inside the Burma Railways building, by Douglas Long, The Myanmar Times, Weekend Arts 1 15/03/20One of Bowen’s aims was to evoke something more than just the visual aspects of the structure, an instinct that is perhaps rooted in her appreciation of artists such as Mark Rothko who strive to create particular moods through their meticulous colour choices.”  extract from Douglas Long, ‘Beyond the Visual.’ Myanmar Times.

Faded Glory and Pathos in Rangoon’s Former Railway Headquarters By Aung Thet Htwe. Irrawaddy Media

Artist ‘feels’ the spaces in a treasure of past and future By Theresa Henne Mizzima Business Weekly.

History In Art: Portraying Colonial Building Myanmar International TV Channel by Naing Swann

Sunlight and chasing shadows oil on canvas 86.5 x 61 cm

Corridors – their cracked wooden floors aching with gaps. The floor acts as a canvas for shadows to play on and the paintings redolent of a slow, quiet melancholy of times past. Bowen’s creations powerfully capture this atmosphere. One of her simplest works of a hallway surrendering itself to darkness, captures the building’s essence beyond the superficiality of the façade.” Extract from Theresa Henne Mizzima Business Weekly.

“The Mee Ya Hta Building”  Democracy Today– 18th March, 2015

Kyaukse Elephant Festival Blog :

DISCERNIBLE – 2013 GROUP EXHIBITION Bond House Project Space, New Cross, London, SE14 6BL

The stunning graphic compositions from Kate Bowen and Virginia Verran set the tone for a show dominated by themes of structure and geometry.” The Art Blog.

Katriona Beales, Katrina Blannin, Kate Bowen, Sasha Bowles, Henry/Bragg, Tom Butler, Louisa Chambers, Jake Clark, Gary Colclough, Ben Coode-Adams, Emma Cousin, Ben Cove, Broughton & Birnie, Gemma Cossey, Graham Crowley, Rosalind Davis, Karl England, Max Gimson, Ted Haddon, Justin Hibbs, Lauri Hopkins, Lee Johnson, Peter Jones, Natasha Kahn, Nick Kaplony, Debbie Lawson, Alan Magee, Marion Michell, Clare Mitten, Kate Murdoch, Michaela Nettell, David Oates, Wieland Payer, Charley Peters, Harry Pye, Shelley Rae, Katrine Roberts, Rachel Russell,Timothy Shepard, Lisa Snook, Annabel Tilley, Virginia Verran, Andy Wicks, Rachel Wilberforce, Robert Worley.

Open Studios May 2013, Artists in dialogue

Private Members Club, The Strand, London WC2. March 2013

The Walkabout Foundation Charity Auction 4th December 2012 Village Underground Shoreditch London

Open Studios – 30th November  2012  Bond House, New Cross, London  SE14 6BL.

Diffraction – October 2012 Nolias Gallery, 56 Stamford Street, London  SE19LF.

Shortlisted Artist Rise Art

I will be showing  my Olympic  and Cityscapes at this Fair.

Open Studios at ASC Studios,Bond House, London. SE146BL. 10 – 11 August.2012