About the Book
26 Paintings by artist Lawrence Bowden.
For thirty years, until its closing in 2007, Lawrence Bowden was Professor of Religion & Culture and chaired the Department of American Culture at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia.
He is the husband of Lynchburg artist, Karen Bowden, and has cultivated a lifelong and professional interest in art, religion, and culture. He began painting in 1997 following an academic sabbatical in which he studied with internationally recognized Zen painter, calligrapher, and scholar Kazuaki Tanahashi. For a decade he concentrated entirely on practicing Zen brush painting under the tutelage of Master Tanahashi. In 2007 he began first to employ acrylics to his Zenwork as a tool to fuse an Asian aesthetic with elements of modernism on canvas. He opened his studio, ART daisetsu, at Riverviews Artspace in 2008 and began to show his work professionally.