About Dana Cowie

Dana Cowie Portrait

Artist Bio:

Dana spent much of her childhood in Hamilton before enrolling in the visual art program at Central Technical School in Toronto. She has also lived in Japan and in Victoria, British Columbia. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows and group exhibitions at several galleries, including Canvas Galleryand Westland Gallery. She has sold work through the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the West Hamilton Artists Tour and from her private studio, and has clients across Canada, the United States, England, Germany and Sweden. She also accepts commissions. Her paintings have also been featured in the Hamilton SpectatorHamilton MagazineHouse & Garden magazine (UK), and The Mayfair Life Magazine (UK). Dana is also an art instructor, having taught both privately and at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. She lives in Owen Sound with her family and travels regularly for her work.

Artist Statement:

Using an impasto, painterly technique in oil I create cubist farm landscapes. I live in the country and am surrounded by beautiful barns and rolling hills. My work is a culmination of years of painting in search of a patchwork quilt effect using thick, expressionist marks. Barns and farmland speaks to me as I live in a rural setting and have good friendships with local farmers.
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 grid technique that I’ve developed over years of my practice. The image emerges as both abstract and representational.

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