Peter Bowman was raised in the Washington, DC, area, and was educated in the Midwest. His first teaching jobs were there and in Tennessee. He came to Galveston in 1975.

Although Peter has taken photos since he was a teenager, it has only been the last few years that he has exhibited and competed with his photos. He studied with Do Anh Tuan, master Vietnamese photographer in Hanoi and taught photography at the College of the Mainland in Texas City, Texas.

Peter exhibits regularly in the Galveston Art League gallery at 2117A Postoffice Street. Currently his golden dawn/dusk photos of Lake Nassau and Clear Creek are displayed in Nassau Bay’s Courtyard Marriott. His photos can also be seen locally in Pomodoro’s restaurant in Nassau Bay. His Vietnam photos can be seen in NASA Fast Food, a Vietnamese restaurant in Nassau Bay. 

Dr. Bowman is retired after teaching at UHCL for 18 years. Prior to that he was an environmental activist with the Sierra Club for 13 years. His lifelong care for the environment hopefully manifests itself in his landscape photography.