Isabel Bowen is an illustrator based in San Jose, California. She draws slice of life scenes in colored pencil often inspired by her day job as a tool technician at a major hardware store. At work, she fixes broken tools such as lawnmowers and chainsaws. Industrial settings like this have informed her illustrations since her first job in a wood and metal shop at her alma mater, the School of Visual Arts in NYC, where she drew still lifes of tools on slow days. Her work has been shown in the Society of Illustrators Student Competition 2016, “Alphabet Soup” at the Studio Gallery in San Francisco, and The Sanchez Art Center’s 50/50 show this year.