Environmental Folk Art Found Object Material

Caring for the Environment in my own creative way!

Found Object Art

Celebrating Fresh Starts and New Beginnings through Art.

Celebrating Ordinary Materials

Creatively celebrating Hope through Art.

New Beginnings For Discarded and Forgotten Items.

Discovering completely new uses for old things. Adding color and imagination to celebrate their new beginnings.

Environmental Folk Art made locally in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Flower Collages

If you like Flowers, you will love these whimsical, Environmentally Friendly Mixed Media pieces. 

This delightful collection celebrates color and texture and most pieces have been handcrafted from salvaged wood. Found Object Material such as wire, metal, nails, cans and bottle caps enhance every composition by adding depth and dimension. 

The liveliness of these mixed media pieces is heightened by my  deliberate and bold use of color. I am always inspired by vivid colors and hopes that they will uplift the viewer. 

Commissioned pieces are always welcomed and I will gladly work with you to design something uniquely special for your home. 

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Bird Art

Who doesn't love Birds?! The brightness of these pieces is their hallmark, but texture is just important thanks to the Found Objects creatively reused. 

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Fruits and Vegetables

This collection will make you love your Fruits and Vegetables. Lively and lighthearted, Pears, Peas, Carrots, Strawberries, Mushrooms and Bananas come to life in these Mixed Media creations. 

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Guitars and Banjos

This collection is for all the music lovers out there. Whether you are a Rock Star or not, these Guitars and Banjos will make you feel like the King (or Queen) of Rock and Roll.

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Camp

This playful collection honors the wonderful memories of summer camp. For those who have experienced the joy, the friendships and the positive influence camp provides, these pieces will strike a chord. 

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Hearts

Hearts can be made of anything and can be found anywhere. They can be created from the most ordinary items like wood, paper, metal and wire. As long as there are HEARTS, there will always be LOVE! 

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Holiday Collection

The joy of the holidays is celebrated in each of these colorful, EcoFriendly pieces. Created from repurposed and reclaimed items such as salvaged wood, cardboard, pull tabs, wire, bottle caps, old cans and metal scraps, these one of a kind pieces are the perfect accent to any festive decor. Most every piece can be customized by shape, color and size upon request! 

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Celebrating the most ordinary items

By giving ordinary items artistic relevance, I bring out the best in these things and celebrates their flaws and imperfections as their greatest features. The rusted, street worn items used are constant reminders that even the most imperfect things have value.  I hope my Art will encourage others to embrace and celebrate their own imperfections and shortcomings and see them as beautiful, unique qualities that make them who they are! 

For every piece of art sold at full price, I donate a piece to a Non-profit organization.

I strive to use my art for a greater good. For every piece I sell at full price, I donate a special piece to an unsuspecting Non-profit that can use it to empower their community. This piece is given in the purchaser's name. Along with buying a wonderful piece of art, the purchaser has the added satisfaction of helping me continue this wonderful outreach. 

Please feel free to contact me at contact@deanevbowersart.com. I’d love to hear from you!

I want to use my creative gifts to uplift and inspire others. Each piece serves as a reminder of hope and new beginnings. It gives me so much joy to share my art with others. 

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Rejection Is Really Just A Detour, Not The End Of The Road!

Rejection Is Really Just A Detour, Not The End Of The Road!

Rejection is an unavoidable, universal experience. The key to it is how I react when it happens. If I can resolve myself to keeping the big picture in mind, I will view rejection as a resourceful accessory to discovering my true path and not let it distract me from my genuine mission.
Monday is Trash Day

Monday is Trash Day

Around here, Monday is trash day. Monday is also my internal trash day, when I tend to be hardest on myself and give myself the least amount of self love. One antidote to this negative mindset is making art. Getting paint all over my hands, feeling the rough metal and holding the street worn nails; it's a connection to these materials that pulls me out of the Monday Blues and back to a reality that is rich with blessings. My paints, paint brushes and Found Objects pull me back to a happy place where self satisfaction and self love exist, free of anxiety and self doubt.
Finding Goodness in Found Objects

Finding Goodness in Found Objects

Although the fragmented, rusted materials I create with may apprear worthless and insignificant, they are a symbol of faith and hope and are an incentive to find goodness and celebrate new beginnings."