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Ruth Bowman

Lives & works on Vancouver Island, BC

In 2013 Ruth began a full time art career by enrolling at the Victoria College of Art.


After receiving certificates in Illustration Ruth became a juried member of the Island Illustrators Society.  She has participated in many of their shows and events.

Ruth is focusing on illustrating and writing children's picture books and chapter books.  She has completed courses with the London Art College and the Children's Book Academy. 


Combining her years of experience as a primary teacher with her illustration skills, Ruth now has a Teachers Pay Teachers store called Wisdom of the Aged. Worksheets and stories that she has illustrated over the years are available for download after purchase.  


Ruth also sells clip art for other teachers and individuals to purchase and use in their creations She accepts commissions to create unique clip art.


Ruth uses an ipad Pro and Procreate to create her clip art.

Click here to contact Ruth.


You can visit her Teachers Pay Teachers’s store by clicking here.

You can visit her page on the Island Illustrators Society website by clicking here.



Children's Book Academy (Spring 2021)

Graphic Novels - Graduate


London Art College (2022)

Distinction in Illustrating Children's Books

Children's Book Academy (Fall 2021)

The Craft & Business of Writing Children's Picture Books - Graduate

Children's Book Academy (Spring 2021)

The Craft & Business of Illustrating (& Writing) Children's Picture Books  - Graduate

Victoria College of Art (2014)

Occupation-Related Certificate in Illustration Advanced 

Victoria College of Art (2014)

Occupation-Related Certificate in Illustration Fundamentals 

​​Royal Roads University (2011)

Graduate Certificate in Learning and Technology Instructional Design

​​University of Victoria (1984)

Bachelor of Education 

Art Education and Library Majors


Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

Member Since 2021

Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators, and Performers (CANSCAIP)

Member Since 2021


Canadian Whisky Painters

Member Since 2019

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Island Illustrators Society

Juried Member Since 2015

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