After receiving his degree in Art from Central Washington University and pursuing graduate study at the University of Washington, Bogle chose a career in education. During his years of teaching, he continued to spend time pursuing his own artwork. As the demand for his work grew, Bogle was faced with choosing between two careers. He decided to leave teaching to pursue his lifelong dream of being a full time artist. For Bogle, the process of creating a painting starts with a bold watercolor wash. “The most exciting and challenging part of the painting experience happens when a brush loaded with several colors of paint hit a very wet surface of watercolor board, “says Bogle, “
The explosion of color and formation of texture and shapes that happen spontaneously is the foundation for the painting’s development.” It is on top of this abstract water color wash that images emerges with the use of airbrush, colored pencils, and pastels. Bogle also enjoys creating many of his images with pastels on a handmade bark paper. The paper has a very textured surface which portrays and aged and primitive quality, and lends itself well to Bogle’s style.