Now, at the urging of his wife, Gail, they’re going to market them as such through a new fine art business within their Paul Bowen Photography.
“It’s something I’ve wanted to do for many years,” Gail Bowen says. “I’ve been begging Paul to do this.”
The main division of their company is aviation photography, mostly for aircraft manufacturers and some individuals who might have air-to-air shots of their planes on their bucket lists.
The company also has a publishing division, with books, posters, note cards and calendars, and a stock photography division.
They’ve always sold what Gail Bowen calls wall decor photos, but she says now customers can have much more.
“The mediums have changed,” she says. “There’s more options of fun things to do.”
That could be textured layers or photos on metal and canvas.
“It’s not just a 16-by-20 on photo paper,” Bowen says. “It’s more fine art than that.”
Their first gallery show is from 6 to 8 p.m. April 27 at Artworks in Piccadilly Square at Central and Rock Road.
Bowen says Artworks owner Reuben Saunders already displayed three of her husband’s art pieces, and they immediately sold.
Next she wants to pursue galleries on the East Coast and the West Coast.
Bowen also is working with interior decorators to use the art to decorate offices and hangars. She says she plans to eventually work with fixed-base operators as well.
“I think Paul is at the height of his career, and I think he’s still producing the best images he ever has,” Bowen says. “I’d like him to be recognized for it.”