The Empowered Portrait Artworks
Neo-expressive portrait experience that reclaims nudity as a way to reclaim the self.
Work on Paper
Original water media work on hand cut paper.
Work on Canvas
Original, mixed media work on handmade canvases.
Collaboration with Ashkan Roayaee. Hand-painted signature line work on cotton rag mount print. A portion of sales goes back to the dancers of the Houston Ballet.
Mixed media on unstretched canvas.
Ethereal, abstract spaces on handmade canvas and interior murals.
My linework exemplifies a Neo-Expressive rendering of the figure and asks the viewer to create order within chaos. Through fluid, continual lines, the viewer’s eyes begin in one place and must stick to the subject in order to actively create a whole figure. An initial suggestion of a figure and a lack of realism lure the viewer in, yet the unravelling human likeness creates pause and formation. The colors invited into the figures are the pours of emotional waves I become connected to after much focused time spent studying myself or a model, and transcribing her to a flat surface. My work is an invitation to find order within oneself and a rebellion to the guilt and conviction of the nude.
HALEY BOWEN is a Texas artist and a tenant artist at Sawyer Yards (Silos, Studio 115). A student from Parsons the New School for Design, Rollins College, and The American University of Rome, she received a B.A. in studio art with a double minor in art history and creative writing.
Haley is a Neo-expressive figurative artist who strives to empower all women through nude portraiture, offering “The Empowered Portrait” Experience. Drawing nude figures for over 15 years, her art is a platform for visual storytelling through lyrical line work and intimate drawing experiences. Hosting hundreds of drawing sessions for women of all colors, body types, ages, and identities, Haley uses art to rebuild the relationship between the physical body and the voice within.
Haley has shown in national art fairs, art societies, galleries in Houston, participated as an artist in Houston galas and auctions, and is privately collected both nationally and internationally. She is published in OutSmart Magazine, Memorial Lifestyle Magazine, Shoutout HTX, Voyage Houston.
Haley is represented by Melissa Ellis Fine Art Gallery in Round Top, Texas.
Read her CV.