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All About Me


 Island Illustrators Society

juried member since 2015

Canadian Whisky Painters

member since 2019

A Treewytr
(Not a picture of me)


Occupation-Related Certificate in Illustration Advanced 

Victoria College of Art (2014)


Occupation-Related Certificate in 

Illustration Fundamentals 

Victoria College of Art (2014)

Graduate Certificate in Learning and Technology Instructional Design

Royal Roads University (2011)

Bachelor of Education 

Art Education and Library Majours

University of Victoria (1984)


 Ruth Bowman

In June 2013, Ruth retired after teaching primary school for thirty-five years.  In September 2013, she fulfilled a life long plan and began a full time art career by enrolling at the Victoria College of Art.  


After receiving certificates in Illustration, Ruth became a juried member of the Island Illustrators Society.  She has participated in many of their shows and events since joining and is the webmaster of their site.


Looking for more challenges to use her illustration skills, Ruth now has a Teachers Pay Teachers store called Wisdom of the Aged.  Worksheets and stories that she has illustrated over the years are available for download after purchase.  Ruth now is adding clip art for other teachers and individuals to purchase and use in their creations.  Recently she has accepted commissions from other teachers seeking unique clip art.


Ruth continues to expand her digital skills using Procreate on an ipad Pro along with her watercolour painting and graphite drawing skills.  


Ruth welcomes your inquiries about her work.  


You can see her Teachers Pay Teachers’s store by clicking here.

You can see her page on the Island Illustrators Society website by

clicking here.


Island Illustrator Society


Teachers Pay Teachers Store

Wisdom of the Aged

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