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Ruth Bowman

Lives & works on Vancouver Island, BC

In 2013 Ruth retired after teaching primary school for thirty-five years to begin 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.


Combining her years of experience in education 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.

She is enrolled in the London College of Art Children's Book Illustrator course.

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.



Current enrolled 2020 to present

Illustrating Children's Books

London Art College

Occupation-Related Certificate in Illustration Advanced 

Victoria College of Art (2014)


Occupation-Related Certificate in Illustration Fundamentals 

Victoria College of Art (2014)

Graduate Certificate in Learning and Technology Instructional Design

Royal Roads University (2011)

Bachelor of Education 

Art Education and Library Majors

University of Victoria (1984)