As an oil painter, my sources of inspiration are the beauty that I see in the world combined with my own interpretations. The pursuit of peace and the embrace of quietness and tranquility are hallmarks of my work realized through the dance of glistening light, delicate colors and the calming effects that those convey. There is a metaphorical engagement that weaves through my work and welcomes the viewer in. I offer commissions to collectors. Visit aiabower.com.
I am contemporary artist working in the San Francisco Bay Area. I was born and raised in Mill Valley. I have always been a traveler at heart and was able to realize a childhood dream, or calling, to live in Europe for ten years. The places that became home include Milan, Lake Como, Rome, Paris, Aix-en-Provence and Lourmarin.
The life and beauty that I took during this long chapter abroad combined with an art history background provided me with a reservoir of images and inspire me on a daily basis. Close to forty moves in my life has taught me to be an ardent observer of my surroundings and how to acclimate to varying cultures harmoniously.
I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Art History & French Language from Mills College in Oakland CA. I also studied Art History & French Civilization in Paris at La Sorbonne Paris IV in Paris, France.