Flora Bowley (pronounced bowl-lee) is a celebrated artist, author of four books, community builder, and visionary creative guide. 

Blending over thirty years of professional painting experience with her experience as a movement and breathwork facilitator, bodyworker, mindfulness practitioner, and lifelong seeker, Flora’s popular in-person retreats, online courses, and books have empowered a global network of brave painters while creating a holistic movement in the intuitive art world.

Flora believes creative expression (in all its many forms) is about moving life force energy as a way to stay clear, connected, and resilient in our ever-changing world.

Currently, Flora is co-creating and stewarding a 20-acre retreat center an hour outside of Portland, OR where you can find her singing to trees, making music playlists, and creating a glorious mess in her studio.

She still can’t believe this is her job.


Find more testimonials here.

I consider Flora a soul sister, a fellow truth-teller, and deeply inspired seeker. She has a true gift for teaching, helping others to discover and unleash their unique creative voice. She also has an exceptional talent for gathering beautiful kindred spirits together, igniting connection and belonging.

–  Kelly Rae Roberts

Being in the presence of Flora, whether you are a friend, a student, or a peer, means that you always find yourself surrounded by acceptance, warmth and calm. Flora is a conversation, a wisdom that is both enchantingly ancient and fiercely contemporary. There is that graceful aura about her that makes you feel you belong, that you are a part of, that we are all here together for silently agreed-upon reasons.

–  Orly Avineri

Flora is not only a talented painter, she is a generous teacher. She actively helps others find and activate creative expression. This is her most far-reaching gift.

–  Lisa Cogdon

The moment I walked into Flora’s studio, I knew there was something magical, something transformational at play. It wasn’t because it was a stunning creation dream space. It was because you could feel it infused with the energy of this wild woman who had flung away the shadows of any doubt and stepped into light of knowing her path … and was fiercely walking it.

Every time I have painted or sat in counsel with Flora, the days that followed unfolded mystically for me. She possesses a power: it’s all love, all surrender, all presence. Just being in the same space with her is permission giving for accepting the innate bravery of your own magnificent and creative being. She is a space holder for people who are transforming their lives.

–  Marybeth Bonfiglio

Not only has Flora taught me how to put color on a canvas, she’s also taught me so many lessons about life: how to let go of what I *think* I need, how to take big, scary risks, and how to stay present and be open to what life might bring me. Her enchanting process is a gift to any creative who yearns for more, and it will leave you feeling both grounded in your present and fired-up for what’s to come.

–  Tiffany Han

Flora is a prolific creator and is committed to opening inner portals through process painting. Her paintings bring to life what is most beautiful inside of her, and they’re also a reflection of how she experiences the world. Her work causes us to shift from external perceptions to the inward jungle of our own spirited natures; helping us to recognize that we, too, desire a wild life of color and movement.

–  Pixie Lighthorse

Taking Flora’s online class was an eye-opening experience for me. I am a newbie to painting and she instilled confidence that I didn’t know I had. I connected with her gentle approach to painting. She is a gift to the painting world. I appreciate all I learned!

–  Sue Knoll

Step one: sign up for Flora Bowley’s intuitive painting workshop.

Step two: realize that everything Flora teaches is a heart lesson for life.

Step three: have some great epiphanies and be changed forever.

Step four: because of the experience, everyone around changes as well — a ripple effect.

–  Teresa Remple


Book Contributions

Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist

Art, Inc.
by Lisa Congdon

Creative Pilgrimage book cover

Creative Pilgrimage
by Jenny Doh

Painted Blossoms: Creating Expressive Flower Art with Mixed Media by Carrie Schmitt

Painted Blossoms
by Carrie Schmitt

The Handmade Market Place by Kari Chapin

The Handmade Marketplace
by Kari Chapin

The Art Abandonment Project: Create and Share Random Acts of Art by Michael deMeng

The Art Abandonment Project
by Michael deMeng

Paint Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Painting and Mixed Media for Budding Artists of All Ages by Stephanie Corfee

Paint Lab for Kids
by Stephanie Corfee

Painting in Acrylics: The Indispensable Guide by Lorena Kloosterboer

Painting in Acrylics
by Lorena Kloosterboer


Wiser and Wilder: A Soulful Path for Visionary Women Entrepreneurs

by Kaya Singer

The Empowered Artist
by Bob Baker

The Spirit Almanac
by Emma Loewe

Blog Features

Huffington Post Blog Article Flora Bowley
Huffington Post
Anahata Katkin Papaya Art Blog about the Flora Bowley Studio
Anahata Katkin
Pamela Garrison blog about Flora Bowley workshop
Pam Garrison
Laura Tina Two Artists Collaborating blog about Flora Bowley workshop
Laura’s California Working Table
Kari Desi blog about Flora Bowley ecourse and workshop
Kari Desi
Spirituality & Health
Marji's Sun Break in the Forecast blog about experiencing a Flora Bowley painting course
Sun Breaks in the Forecast
Craft Whack


Podcast Intuition Ignition Kristen White with Flora Bowley-July-2015
Intuition Ignition
Creative Entrepreneur
Creative Living with Jamie
Love, Curvy Yoga
Luna Jaffe
Monica Lee
Awaked Woman Self Care Podcast
alchemy of art podcast
The Alchemy of Art Podcast
The Abundant Artist
TIffany Han Blog with Flora Bowley
Raise Your Hand. Say Yes.
Laure Redmond
Artist Showcase
The Shift Network
Flora Bowley Podcast
The Flower Lounge Podcast
Flora Bowley Interview on Uplift Media Channel
Uplift Podcast
Raise Your Hand Say Yes
Raise Your Hand Say Yes
Creative Superhero Podcast
Creative Superhero Podcast
Art Medicine Masterclass
Art Medicine Masterclass
Flora Bowley Interview
Unclassified Woman
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The Inspiration Place
trails to the border podcast
Trails to the Border
I Am Goddess Collective
Highlight Real Podcast
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The Left Brain Artist
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Leah Guzman’s Creative Soul Society
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Quality Human
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The Tiffany Han Show
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Startist Society
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 Susan Nethercote Studio Insider Art Podcast
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Heart of the Story Podcast
Show graphic - Quantum Rev - Season 5 - Episode 10 - Flora Bowley
Quantum Revolution Podcast
Braving the Elements Podcast
Braving the Elements Podcast