Matte painting/environments  |  Concept art  |  illustraton



Ron Bowman:
Matte Painter/Environment Artist, Concept Artist, Illustrator

I'm a highly skilled Senior Matte Painter, Environment Artist and Concept Artist with over 20 years of experience. I'm currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

I’ve worked on live action films, animated feature films, television and commercials, as well as game cinematic. I have extensive experience with 2D, 2.5D and 3D shots. I’ve developed a sharp eye for creating top quality, realistic work with strong visual appeal. I thrive in a team environment and I’m known for being an enthusiastic contributor and creative problem solver. I'm passionate about visual effects and digital image making and am always try to keep up with the latest technologies. At the moment I’m delving much deeper into the technical/3D side of environment work as that’s clearly the direction the industry is moving.

Prior to my visual effects career I worked as a Commercial Illustrator and Graphic Designer with for a number of prestigious companies throughout Silicon Valley. As a freelancer I've worked with a variety of tech companies, ad/pr agencies and creative agencies.

I'm an avid painter in oils and acrylics and have spent a lot of time doing plein air painting outdoors. Samples of my work can be found in my online portfolio in the “Personal Artwork” section. I’m well trained in the fundamentals of illustration and design: Composition, Color theory, perspective, human & animal anatomy.

I possess three citizenships, each with a current passport: American, British and Croatian, allowing me to work throughout the US and Europe free of restrictions.

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  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

  • Christopher Robin (2018)

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
    Out of the Shadows (2016)

  • James Bond: Spectre (2015)

  • Kingsman, Secret Service (2015)

  • Carol (2015)

  • Hercules (2014)

  • The Two Faces of January (2014)

  • Vampire Academy (2014)

  • Riddick (2013)

  • White House Down (2013)

  • The Great Gatsby (2013)

  • Total Recall (2012)

  • Clash of the Titans (2010)

  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

  • Salt (2010)

  • Avatar (2009)

  • Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

  • The Tale of Despereaux (2008)


  • The Woman in White (2018)

  • Frankenstein Chronicles (2017)

  • Sinbad (2012)

  • Dr. Who (2010-2011)

  • Primeval (2010-2011)

  • Merlin (2011)

  • Sherlock (2010)

  • Coronation Street (2010)


VFX Studios

  • Framestore

  • ILM

  • Double Negative

  • The Mill

  • Prime Focus

  • Mokko Studio

  • Baseblack


  • Blackpoint Studios: Iron Man cinematics

  • Bioware: ME3 commercial

  • Radical Entertainment: Prototype 2 commercial

Ad/PR/Design Agencies

  • Edelman

  • The Mill Commercials

  • Duarte Design

  • Fineline Design

  • Laser Works

Tech Companies

  • Nvidia

  • Apple

  • Cisco

  • Adobe

  • HP

  • Sun Microsystems

  • Hitachi

  • Siemens

  • Netscape



  • Emmy Nomination: Sherlock – Study in Pink: Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, 2011. I was honored to have been one of a team of five artists at The Mill that were named in an Emmy nomination that was given to BBC’s production of Sherlock.

  • Featured in “The Human Form” national juried exhibition at the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago, 2006

  • Featured in “Trains Past, Present, Future” national juried exhibition at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild, 2006

  • The Society of Illustrators Award, national student competition, 2003, $1,000.00 Prize

  • The Society of Illustrators Award, national student competition, 1999, $2,000.00 Prize


  • Matte Painting: 2D and 2.5D

  • 3D Environments (Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering)

  • Nuke projection and basic compositing

  • Concept Art

  • Illustration: Digital & natural media



  • Maya

  • 3D Studio Max

  • Cinema 4D

  • Zbrush

  • Substance Painter

  • Clarisse (currently learning)

  • Keyshot (currently learning)



  • PhotoShop

  • Illustrator


  • Nuke

  • Premiere Pro


  • Windows, Linux and Mac





Ad Agencies, PR Agencies, Tech Companies,  Commercials, Web, Print



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