Jan Bowman
artist; author, This is Birmingham: A Glimpse of the City's Secret Treasures

From Scotland via Canada, Jan Bowman is an architect-trained illustrator and author. She has been a professional artist for almost 20 years, specialising in elegant, optimistic pictures of people, gardens and cities. Her work has featured in numerous exhibitions and is in private collections here and abroad.

Jan’s first book, This is Birmingham: A Glimpse of the City’s Secret Treasures, a history of the 18th-century Lunar Society, spent nine months on Waterstone’s Recommended list and is awarded as a prize in Birmingham schools.

Jan is seeking a publisher for her second book, Arthur, a graphic memoir of a resourceful scout leader and bicycle mechanic who grew up in the shadow of the Second World War. She’s currently researching a history of Deptford and the English Civil War, told through the life of John Evelyn, gardener and friend of Samuel Pepys.

Jan designed the dragon banner for the Brexit Betrayal march in London this spring.  She is a founding member of Artists For Brexit and Brexit Creatives.


Saturday 2 November, 13:10 Frobisher 4-6
What makes good political art?