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Sian Bowman

Children's Illustrator

Originally from Wales, Sian began her career as a freelance Illustrator in 2012 after completing an MA in Fine Art at Aberystwyth University. She now works from her home studio in Herefordshire. Inspired each day by the beautiful countryside, the people she meets on dog walks and her two young children.

Sian is passionate about creating Illustrations that deliver a positive message. She loves to work on projects with nature, imagination and inclusivity at heart.

Sian is passionate about how arts in health and how creativity can bring people together and open up new ways for people to express themselves. She has worked as an arts facilitator in Mind Aberystwyth and has taught many art workshops for children and adults over the years. She enjoys running a weekly sketchbook club in her local school. She also has the pleasure of being a dinner lady there and gets to hear the best stories!

In recent years Sian has been creating work digitally as-well as working in watercolour, ink and colouring pencil and endeavours to capture the energy and feeling that happens in an initial sketch.

She has never lost the excited feeling she would get as child in picking up a pencil- almost like she had the potential to create something magical… 

Books published by Owlet Press


Dexter! The AMAZING School Dog!

‘Dexter! The AMAZING School Dog!’ by Lucy Plunket, illustrated by Sian Bowman (Owlet Press, 2023). A ‘GENTLY RELATABLE’ CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK STORY ABOUT HOW WE ALL EXPERIENCE SCHOOL DIFFERENTLY.  This book introduces readers to neurodiversity, through the lovable school dog, Dexter. Scenarios like the first day of term, outdoor learning, and the school play can affect children in different ways, but Dexter has a way of naturally helping all the diverse children he meets, making them feel calm and happy. “A beautiful book that helps discuss neurodiversity - sometimes all we need is a little understanding and a helping paw.” - Louise Gooding, author of ‘Wonderfully Wired Brains: An Introduction to the World of Neurodiversity’

Sian Bowman
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