Since postgraduate study, Tony Bowen has divided his time between personal practice and art and design education, predominantly in the post-compulsory sector. Whist a graduate of painting, a developing interest in making photographs gradually emerged: initially informing and supporting work with other media, and subsequently as outcomes in their own right. A preoccupation with found marks and their interpretation has spanned many years. Recent material focuses largely on observing and documenting very ordinary surfaces in nature and in the urban environment which, whilst often overlooked, provide rich, diverse and dynamic sources of interest and surprise. Two confluent fascinations form essential and enduring elements in his work: firstly, atmospheric and formal considerations; secondly, the power of the trace, the fragment and the unresolved to provoke the imagination in unexpected ways. Work has been shown in the UK, the USA and Europe.