In the past two years Day Bowman’s work has gained first prize in the Anima Mundi International Painting Prize and was exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2019; this was quickly followed by being awarded first prize in the Bath Open Arts Prize 2019 and first prize for the inaugural Wales Contemporary 2019. Most recently, Day was awarded the Winsor & Newton Prize 2020 by the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and her work was short-listed for the 2020 Holly Bush Woman Painting Prize.
Tearing up the Rule Book, a solo international exhibition at Westminster Reference Library London and Atelier Melusine France, was praised by critics and bloggers at its London showing in March 2019, Artlyst reviewed the show saying… ’there’s something very irresistible in Day Bowman’s abstract paintings… it has something to do with the tactility of their surfaces.’
Day’s work is held in numerous private and public collections worldwide including Hilton Hotel Group, British Dental Association, Dorset County Hospital, St. Vincent and Grenadines Govt. Art Collection, the Priseman Seabrook Collection and the Yantai Art Museum Collection China.