The Fragile Sea     

Contemporary abstract, highly-textured landscape paintings

My name is Aaron Bowles and I make paintings for art collectors looking for art they can live with for a lifetime. I am currently working on an exciting series entitled “This Fragile Earth“, and I donate a percentage from the proceeds of each painting sold to environmental causes.

This art straddles the line between realism and abstract expressionism, a dangerous and wonderful place to be. While providing stirring views of the sea and the deep woods, these pieces also offer an abstract experience, a tactile  layered work of surprising color and dimension.

Abstract representative improvisation,  at the intersection of an arranged eloquence and expressionism, enables one to construct dream worlds that are self-aware, and conscious of the external cumulative influences of all the myriad artistic occurrences that precede and are concurrent with our present reality. This includes the use of internal dreams, landscapes, contemporary events, mythologies, and widely disparate textures and surfaces with which to depict our world’s collective visions.

Aaron Bowles


American Contemporary Artist / Landscape and Figurative Painting / Richmond, VA USA

Aaron Bowles is an American contemporary artist from Richmond, Virginia. His painting includes the use of internal dreams, landscapes, contemporary events, mythologies, and widely disparate textures and surfaces with which to depict his visions. His landscape art includes paintings of the Virginia river region (the “Rivah”), the Shenandoah Valley, and coastal scenes. His forests, trees, fields and mountain scenes resonate with emotion while his sailing and sailboat paintings capture the wind and water, the excitement of the ocean and Chesapeake Bay.