Miranda Bowen Animal Portraits And Lili Wen Textile design

Based in Carmarthenshire, Miranda Bowen is a self-taught artist specialising in animal portraits, mainly of cattle and horses. Her paintings hang on the walls of well-known herds including Jerland, Brynhyfryd, Erie, Lyganlan, Gwynnog, Capthorn, Stilbrook, Olchfa, Solfach, Nickel and Glanmor, as well as Sianwood, Thistlerose, Nattai, Judaroo, Eckbaken, Ysselvieldts, Rhoson, Heniarth, Penwood, Pumlon, Raci and Gelliglyd horse studs.
Miranda lives on a dairy farm (Lan Holsteins) with her husband Robert, her two children, and an assortment of animals. Brought up on a dairy farm and with a love for horses, she is passionate about all aspects of the countryside.

As well as animal portraits Miranda also produces the Lili Wen range of textile items, many made using recycled fabrics. Every piece is unique, and the cushions and bags can be made up in nearly any design. The range of Jockey colour cushions are very popular, being sold as far a field as Barbados, in the well known colours of Mr Michael Tabor.

2015 has been an important year, with two major commissions being placed, one by The injured Jockeys fund, and the other by The Cheltenham and three counties racing club.
The injured jockeys commission came directly by request of AP McCoy, following his acceptance of a hand painted cushion which Miranda gave him as a retirement gift. This then led to the commission from The Cheltenham and three counties racing club who got in touch with her by recommendation from the Injured Jockeys club. The injured Jockeys fund commission will be available to purchase in the Christmas 2015 brochure, and the Cheltenham and Three counties commission will be auctioned at Cartmel races on August bank holiday Monday. Prints are available on here.

The portrait cushions are an excellent present for that person who has everything, hand painted with any animal you choose.
Please keep a look out on this website for a list of forthcoming shows which Miranda will be attending. She can deliver any items to you at these venues providing you make the order in time, Alternatively, you can call at her gallery by making an appointment through the contact section of this website.
Christmas Orders are being taken now, Please book early to avoid disappointment, Limited time available!

Also available for group talks, and childrens lessons. The option of completing a cushion, a painting or general crafts. From an hour to three hours, one to one with parent and child. From 7 years. Please contact for more information.

Follow Miranda Bowen Animal Portraits (and Lili Wen textiles) on Facebook- just search, and ask to join the group for up to date news and completed commissions.

As seen on the Welsh S4C programes Ffermio, Prynhawn da and Heno, and articles featured in the Carmarthen journal, and Western mail, and recently on the main Royal Welsh show coverage on BBC2.

Regional (Welsh) runner up in the 2012 Countryside Alliance Awards, Start up category.

2015 shows
Three counties show, Malvern.
Royal Welsh show, Llanelwedd, Powys.
Cotswold county show, Cirencester park
Monmouth county show
Vale of Glamorgan show, Fonmon castle , Cowbridge
Llandyfaelog show, Ffos las Racecourse, Trimsaron
Three counties Autumn show,Malvern
Royal Welsh Winter fair, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells.