Colt Bowden has been painting signs professionally for the last 11 years. He loves to paint, illustrate and create letters, cartoons and landscapes. He currently lives in McMinnville Oregon with his wife Abigayl and his children Fox & Luna.
I grew up in a small mining town called Magna, in Utah. My great Grandfather worked in the copper mine as a chemist, and my other great Grandfather operated a letterpress and linotype machine for the local newspaper. I guess that is where my love of letters and using precious metals in the craft came from. At the age of 10, I started to dabble in skateboarding. It grew into a pastime, then into a full fledged obsession and lifestyle. From that came the ability to press forward through failure and to create my own handmade world around me. Changing the boring everyday objects in my life into obstacles and challenges. Sign Painting offers the same type of creative outlet, where a boring wall or window can become an extravagant display of advertising in an artistic way.