POSTCARD FROM THE STUDIO - MAY 2019

POSTCARD FROM THE STUDIO

MAY 2019

I want to draw attention to something very close to my heart in this months newsletter; mental health issues and disabilites.

As many of my loyal following will know, I grew up with Autism and a Generalised Anexity Disorder. These disabilites led to me feeling like an outcast throughout education and, indeed, much of my life. Bullying throughout my time in mainstream education led to me attempting to take my own life for the first at just 15 years-old.

I mention this because I am very proud to have been appointed as Ambassador for Clinks Care Farm earlier this month. Clinks provided me with essential restbite from the relentless bullying throughout my teenage years; something that played a large part in the tranfromation from bullied teenager to renowned photographer.

An award-winning social enterprise, Clinks Care Farm offers placements for disadvantaged or disabled people looking to gain confidence, life changing skills or recover from an accident or mental health condition.

We will be working alongside Clinks Care Farm moving forwards as I aim to empower disadvantaged people to take positive steps for a brighter future and promote social inclusion through my work.


UPCOMING EVENTS

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The Animals Arrive On Kings Road
10th July 2019

We are excited to announce that several large-scale prints will be on display in windows along Kings Road starting from 10th July.

If you would like more information or have any questions please email info@davincifineart.com


RECENT EVENTS

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Clinks Care Farm Ambassador Appointment
15th May 2019

On Wednesday 15th May, Clinks Care Farm announced fine-art photographer Alfie Bowen as the organisations first Ambassador following a five-year relationship.

Alfie comments - "I am extremely proud to have been appointed as the first ambassador for Clinks Care Farm. I first attended the farm five years ago during my recovery from mental health conditions and extremely low self-belief fuelled by many years of bullying. The farm and it’s wonderful community of smiling faces went on to play a key role in my transformation from depressed and anxious teenager to world-renowned artist."

Read the full press release here


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YOUNGBPOTY Judge & Ambassador Appointment
10th May 2019

Alfie is delighted to have been appointed as Judge & Ambassador for the international Young Bird Photograpgher Of The Year competition.

The competition aims to provide a safe and friendly community for those interested in the natural world, and photography.


Clinks Care Farm Charity Match & Auction
3rd May 2019

At the centre of ABP's founding principles is a strong commitment to giving back and we were delighted to donate a unique print of the image 'Prince Of Darkness' to the the Clinks Care Farm social-enterprise auction which went on to rasie over £1,000 for the chairty, a pleasing result in our first ever auction.

We look forward to working with and supporting the farm in the comings months and years through various projects.

Alfie Bowen Announced As Clinks Care Farm Ambassador

UK artist helps charity empower disadvantaged people and promote social inclusion.

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On Wednesday 15th May, Clinks Care Farm announced fine-art photographer Alfie Bowen as the organisations first Ambassador following a five-year relationship.

An award-winning social enterprise, Clinks Care Farm offers placements for disadvantaged or disabled people looking to gain confidence, life changing skills or recover from an accident or mental health condition.

Alfie Bowen comments:

I am extremely proud to have been appointed as the first ambassador for Clinks Care Farm. I first attended the farm five years ago during my recovery from mental health conditions and extremely low self-belief fuelled by many years of bullying. The farm and it’s wonderful community of smiling faces went on to play a key role in my transformation from depressed and anxious teenager to world-renowned artist.

I am delighted to have been appointed as ambassador, a founding aim of Alfie Bowen Photography is to give back to those causes close to my heart, and I can think of no better cause than Clinks Care Farm. They change lives on a daily basis and I look forward to supporting their work in the future.

Doeke Dobma at Clinks Care Farm adds:

Clinks Care Farm would like to announce Alfie Bowen as our young ambassador. 

We have had a long connection with Alfie starting back in 2013, being part of his journey through school, and now onto his amazing photography career. This has allowed a strong bond to develop between Clinks Care Farm and Alfie. 

Alfie has always supported the farm. He has done this by donating unique pieces of his work to aid in our fundraising and offering his photographic services at our charity events, allowing us to carry on offering opportunities to all that attend the farm, together with the local community. 

As our young ambassador Alfie will carry on helping promote our work at the farm, empowering disadvantaged people to take positive steps for a brighter future and promote social inclusion. 

All at Clinks Care Farm look forward to our continued work together with Alfie. 

BBC Countryfile film at Clinks Care Farm to promote the farms work with the refugee community.

BBC Countryfile film at Clinks Care Farm to promote the farms work with the refugee community.

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For more information please visit www.clinkscarefarm.org.uk

An Evening Of Art - 25th March

We continue our 2019 exhibitions with a group show in Fitzrovia, London for two weeks in April / May. The V.I.P evening is Thursday 25th April and anyone that wishes to attend is urged to contact info@abowen.co.uk promptly to avoid disappointment.

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Postcard From The Studio - March 2019

2019 is proving to be a very busy year both with shows and with assignments. I pen this postcard shortly after our recent event in The Ivy Cobham Brassiere and note that we have already begun prepreations for the remainder of the year. 

As is the case with most artists, I feel extremely nervous before a show. Each of my works is a little glimpse into my soul and revealing that to many people is always risk, but it brings with it a huge amount of pride. I have worked for many years to turn dreams into realities and it is affirming to hear such postive feedback from those that make the effort to attend my shows.

The highlight of my career thus far, my debut book, launches later this year and is creating a buzz across social media and throughout my team. We have all worked - and continue to work - tirelesly to ensure that this is a huge success across the world. 

I have spent much of my 21 years being bullied cosntantly for my Autism and mental health condtions. That is now in the past, and in the future I plan to use my platform to help and inspire those that are navigating the difficult roads of Autism. We begin that process with our UK tour, as noted below. 


Book Launch & Tour
Spring 2019 - 2020

We are delighted to announce that my debut book, 'Wild World', will launch globally this Spring. A book has long been an ambition of all at ABP but seeing this project through from concept to product has taken a considerable amount of time and effort - I thank all concerned for their hard-work.

We will be doing a UK tour throughout 2019 and into 2020 with the book. I have always been keen to do more than a traditional book tour; I am determined to use my platform to raise awareness of autism and these events will allow me to do that. 

We have combined a speech, Q&A session, & book signing into an event that celebrates and inspires those with Autism. This is about much more than just my sucesses; it's about instigating change & promoting acceptance. That's what we are about at Alfie Bowen Photography.


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An Evening Of Art With Da Vinci Fine Art
25th April 2019

Da Vinci Fine Art will be hosting an art event at Cornflake on the evening of 25th April 2019. I will be in attendance with a series of my large prints. If you wish to attend please email info@davincifineart.com