Kel Bowers was born in Stoke on Trent, and his early life was devoted to athletics, with a preference on running. In the late 1960s he moved to Australia and began to move toward a career in art. In the 1970s he 'ran' the distance from England to Australia, and on his return to England enrolled at a local Polytechnic (Stoke).
In 1995 he came to stay in St Ives, and during that visit he held his first solo show at the Salthouse Gallery run by Bob DEVEREUX.
1995: Salthouse Gallery, St Ives
St Ives Times and Echo