Keith Bowen was born in Wrexham, Denbighshire in 1950, and lives in North Wales. He studied Art and Design at Manchester Polytechnic from 1969-72. In 1997, he was awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the University of Wales.
Keith has exhibited extensively and won a host of awards, he has twice received the Gold Medal for Fine Art at The Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, and in 1992 he was elected a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy. Two Royal Mail Stamps and two books ‘Snowdon Shepherd’ and ‘Among the Amish’ – feature his paintings of the countryside.
His work is in public collections in The National Library of Wales, The National Trust, National Postal Museum, Oriel Ynys Môn, Denbighshire County Council and Leicestershire County Council.
‘The subjects that I am drawn to are the unremarked and forgotten fragments of a "fallen world": sheepfolds, track ways, paths, walls and gates. They are the decaying and neglected remnants of former times, testament to an outmoded life but imbued with the memories of a people who have been before. In such places of beautiful wildness they are now remembered’.