About Dana Cowie

Artist Bio:

Born in 1975, Dana Cowie grew up in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada before enrolling in the visual art program at Central Technical School in Toronto in the 90’s. She has also lived in Japan and Victoria, British Columbia. Her work has been exhibited in nurmerous solo and group shows across Canada, in the U.S. and England. She is represented by art galleries in Canada and England and is collected world wide. Dana’s paintings have been featured in magazines as well, including Style at Home Magazine, House & Garden magazine (UK) and Escarpment Magazine. She lives in Owen Sound, Ontario with her family.

Artist Statement:

Using an impasto, painterly technique in oil I create abstracted landscapes and figurative works. I live in a small town and am surrounded by nature which is a great inspiration for me. Wherever I go, I see pictures that capture my attention and take them back to my studio to paint. My work is a culmination of years of painting practice using textural, expressionist marks. Using classical oils and painting on my grandmothers 1940’s easel, I work instantaneously across my canvas, creating layers of colour that overlap as the image emerges through a technique that I’ve developed over years of my practice. The image emerges as both abstract and representational.


Art of Winter,  Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler BC, group exhibition, Nov 24, 2023, – Jan 1, 2024
Breakthrough Artists of the Affordable Art Scene, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, December 12, 2022 – January 29, 2023
New Collections Exhibit, Kellie Miller Arts, March 2022
New York Affordable Art Fair, Spring,  March 23, 2022 – March 27, 2022, Artspace Warehouse
The Framework of Texture  March 6, 2022 – April 2, 2022, Artspace Warehouse, LA
AGH Art Sale, Art Gallery of Hamilton, April 28 – May 1, 2022
Westland Gallery, Dana Cowie and Marcy Saddy, June 28th to July 16
Ojibway Club Art  Show, August, 2022


Canvas Gallery, Toronto, Ontario  2009 – present
Artspace Warehouse, LA, 2021 – present
Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler, BC, July 2023 – present
Galerie Bloom, Montreal, Quebec,  July 2021- present
Kellie Miller Arts, Brighton UK Feb. 2020 – present
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario 2009 – present

Exhibition History:

The Bigger Picture: Art in Hamilton 1950-2000, September 10 – December 31, 2022
AGH Art Sale, April, 2022
Westland Gallery, Dusk and Dawn, Jan 11 – Jan 29, 2022
Dockside Gallery, Miniature Painting Show, 2020
Kellie Miller Arts, 2 group exhibitions 2020
Art Gallery of Hamilton AGH Art Sale 2009, 2019, 2020, 2021
Westland Gallery, Various group shows 2018- present
Carnegie Gallery, Dundas Canada 2000 and 2018
Ojibway Art Show, Point-Au Peril, Canada August 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound Canada 2018, 2021
West Hamilton Artist’s Tour, 2016 and 2017, Hamilton Canada
Gallery ArtPlus Belleville, Canada 2007 – 2009
Whipersnapper Gallery group show, Toronto 2007
Labspace Gallery, Toronto, 2007
Spin Gallery, Toronto, 2007
The Great Hall Gallery, Toronto group show in 1995 and solo show, 2008

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I am currently taking commissions. Contact me if you are interested.