Tori Stowe

Tori Stowe is a freelance artist / illustrator / surface designer. She works from her studio gallery in the little rural village of Bathurst on the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Designing fabric, ceramics, illustrating books, sketching commissions, doing freelance artwork for Woolworths South Africa and other homeware distributors around the world and {often + usually + mostly} drinking coffee and making art for art sake*.

BUG PROJECT 2019

Much of 2019 has been taken up with a project she has embarked on with her family: to find, identify, document and draw all the small life forms in their geographical area. Their goal was to find one creature a day, but half way through the year they have found many more than this - setting their minds to rest about the insect extinction reaching Bathurst yet! The ‘bug’ project was the focus of Tori’s solo show at the National Arts Festival – featuring the first 131 creatures the Stowe family found. You can see (and buy) them online at these links:

 January | February | March | April | May

 

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PORTFOLIO OF PAST WORK

Tori Stowe Artist Pangolin 

 

 

Tori Stowe Artist Plant Series
 

 

 

Tori Stowe Artist Island Collage and Charcoal 

 

 

Tori Stowe Artist Roadside Charcoal 
 

 

 

Tori Stowe Artist Safe Charcoal

 

 

Tori Stowe Artist Diaspora Charcoal Collage and Watercolour

 

 

Tori Stowe Artist Safe Charcoal

 

 

Tori Stowe Artist Animal Studies

 

 

Tori Stowe Artist Porcupine Charcoal

 

 

Tori Stowe Artist Antelope

 

 

Tori Stowe Artist Diaspora Charcoal Watercolour and Collage

 

 

Tori Stowe Artist Safe Charcoal

 

 

Tori Stowe Artist Diaspora Charcoal Watercolour and Collage

 

 

Tori Stowe Artist Diaspora Charcoal Watercolour and Collage

 

 

Tori Stowe Artist Diaspora Charcoal Watercolour and Collage

 

 

Tori Stowe Artist Diaspora Charcoal Watercolour and Collage

 

 

EDUCATION:

Matriculated 1989 from DSG Grahamstown
Completed BFA in painting, Rhodes University, 1994

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

1993 - 1996: 0wn screen-printing studio
1996 - 2007: own graphic design studio
2007 - current: We own two art galleries and an online store which is where I exhibit my work on an ongoing basis, in addition to having one or two solo shows a year at the KKNK or National Arts Festival. I also work on many private commissions for clients and businesses. When not being a fine artist I do design and product design, currently being contracted to Woolworths Homeware in addition to designing fabric for various commercial manufacturers and the products: ceramics, fabric, stationery etc for our own stores.

 

PAST WORK SHOWN AT:

Alex Hamilton Collective (CT),
Intoto Gallery (JHB).
Trent Read: Knysna & Franschoek,
IS Gallery. The Gallery - Riebeek Kasteel,
Ann Bryant Gallery (EL),
The Festival Gallery,
Bird Street Gallery (PE),
Underculture (PE)
Art EC (PE).

 

Tori Stowe Studio