Flora Bowley (pronounced bowl-lee) is an artist, author, and gentle guide whose soulful approach to the creative process has transformed thousands of lives.

Blending over twenty years of professional painting experience with her background as a yoga instructor, healer, and lifelong truth seeker, Flora’s intimate in-person workshops and popular online courses have empowered a global network of brave painters, while creating a new holistic movement in the intuitive art world.

Her first book, Brave Intuitive Painting, provides a luminous documentation of this innovative approach, while Creative Revolution dives even deeper into the transformational potential inherent in this way of creating. Flora’s own vibrant collection of paintings can be found in galleries, shops, and printed on unique products around the world.

Flora believes that creative expression is waiting to unfold within every person who is brave enough to trust, let go, and explore, and it is through this kind of heartfelt expression that truths are revealed, lives transform, and new worlds are born.

Flora lives with her partner, Jonathan, his son, Miles, and their spirit dog, Pearl, in Portland, OR.

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My New Book: Creative Revolution

Released in November, 2016, Creative Revolution is a true culmination of my life’s work, which highlights the incredible transformations I have witnessed by sharing my Brave Intuitive Painting process with thousands of people over the past six years.

Weaving personal stories with painting exercises and tools for inviting more connection into your everyday life, Creative Revolution offers a new way to approach creativity both on and off the canvas by digging beneath the surface of our daily existence, and responding spontaneously to ever-evolving circumstances.


Photo: Zippy Lomax


Photo: Zippy Lomax


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Kind words about Creative Revolution

A painting process that will resonate with your heart and soul as well as your canvas! Doesn’t matter if you’ve taken all or none of Flora’s classes — This book (Creative Revolution) inspires and liberates painters at any skill level to check in with your intuition and create from a place of authenticity. Flora’s gentle guidance lays a foundation to get you started without any confining rules, giving permission to play and explore without expectations until your own unique style blossoms. I was amazed at what happened when I learned to “let go”! I’ll admit the approach took me to some uncomfortable places of uncertainty, chaos, and the great unknown, but once I embraced it, sheer joy was waiting on the other side and I feel brave and awake like never before…and my paintings gloriously reflect it all.

Cindi Zimmerman

Such beautiful inspiration, jump starting my evolving creative process and life. This guide (Creative Revolution) shares easily accessible fresh ideas, playful practices and games that help integrate mind, body & spirit through artful expression. I’m really enjoying diving in and grateful for Floras authentic inviting nature.