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Dear friends,

I have been painting away in my studio. My work is getting bigger! These days I am painting canvas tacked directly onto the wall and custom stretching it afterwards. This way I can create many custom shapes and sizes for my beloved clients. Here’s a bit of info. about my Summer shows.

Starting In Dundas, Ontario at the beautiful Carnegie Gallery, I will be having a solo show titled “Chosen Paths”. I have been creating a body of work for this exhibition all about brain pathways and daily choices. These works are largely the landscape as the subject and as I was creating them, I was thinking about a deeper message of walking through our days and the routes in life we chose. I hope that you will take time out to visit me at the opening reception on July 5. There will be light refreshments and I would love to connect with you!

In July I will have some 12″ x 12″ paintings at Westland Gallery for their famous Square Foot Show. It’s a really fun event in Wortley Village, London, Ontario. Stop by the show to buy some affordable art and grab a meal at one of the many lovely restaurants on Wortley Road.

Some of you know that my family and I decided to move up north in the Fall. We are in Owen Sound now and we love it! This will be my first time having a show in my new town. If you are a local or up in the Bruce Peninsula in August, I hope you will come to see my show at the Artist’s Co-op in downtown Owen Sound!

I have been invited to show my work on a beautiful Muskoka Island in Point Au Baril, Ojibway Island this summer. It is my first time and I am looking forward to all the inspiration in that area, just north of Parry Sound. This show was started by Suzie Stohn and Ruth McCuaig in 1963.

Please feel free to call or email me about commissions or purchases. I am often traveling to the GTA to bring art to galleries and clients and would love to get in touch!

July 5 – 28, Chosen Paths, solo exhibition at Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, ON. Opening Reception 5 – 7 pm.

July 10 – August 9, Westland Gallery, London, ON, Opening on July 10 at 6pm, 156 Wortley rd.

August 1 – 31, Selected works in visitor gallery at The Artist’s Co-op, Owen Sound, 942 2nd Ave E

August 9 – 11, Ojibway Art Show,  Ojibway Island, Point Au Baril, Ontario

Upcoming Shows

Happy Autumn!

I have been working away in my studio on new paintings from my Joy Series in preparation for a group show at Westland Gallery in London, Ontario, Nov 27th – Dec 22nd, 2018. This show is going to be gearing up for the holidays so my work will focus on Fall and Winter themed paintings. I have realized during this process that I adore painting snow! I can see so many colour shifts and reflections in the snow from pink to purple, teal, aquas and whites. I hope that you will be able to go to Westland Gallery for this winter exhibition. It truly is a beautiful art gallery in such a nice part of London, Ontario. Wortley Village is a destination in itself with the gallery and cafes, restaurants and beautiful century homes dotting the street.

I will be showing a selection of small to medium sized paintings at the new gorgeous Mixed Media & King W. Books store in Westdale for the entire month of October, 2018. Do go to Dave Kuruc’s store. It is a beautiful addition to Westdale. You can certainly find many a lovely thing there.

I also have the privilege of being added as an artist to Hamilton’s! Allison of Modern Folk is a lovely woman who is bringing together a beautiful selection of art shipped across Canada. Modern Folk carries a selection of my landscapes and cityscapes. Do take a gander. You will not be disappointed!

I will also have some small works in Julia Veenstra’s Square Foot Show in December so mark that on your calendars!! December 12 to 15, 2018.

As always, I am having studio tours, private tours and completing commissions. So please do drop me a line if you would like to purchase a unique painting for your home. Original art can totally transform a space. It not only warms a room up but it adds personality and charm. I am ever grateful for your support as I continue my path as an artist. It is the less traveled road but it is worth it!

Keep in touch!

Happy New Year!

It’s a new year and I am anticipating new beginnings! I’m really excited about all the wonderful opportunities that have been coming my way. For the next 3 months you can find my paintings in House & Garden magazine UK, a conde nast publication. From February – April there will be a new artwork selected for their “Art Edit”.
I’m also in the new Mixed Media 2018 “Hamilton” calendar available at Mixed Media on James St.!
Look out for an article about my home and studio in the House & Garden section of the Hamilton Spectator this month written by Katy Renwald!
I will be in a few shows coming up in the new year including the new Dundas Public library and a summer show at the Central Public Library. There are more shows to come so keep a look out for them on my website or on my instagram page.
Happy New Year!
Dana Cowie

Neighbourhood Commissions

I am working on some neighbourhood commissions these days. The historical homes in Hamilton are so beautiful. People take pride in their homes here. Some of them are so old with architectural details that stand out and add character. Not only do the homes have a personality in the way they are built but the lives inside them matter so much too. There are years, even decades of memories attached to a home and that is why I get so many house commissions I think. I love to paint houses too. There are a myriad of shapes and colours within these homes placed in our landscape. Not to mention the plant life and seasons surrounding them. You can get a dramatically different atmosphere from a painting of a summer season house to a winter or fall painting of a home. If you are interested in having a painting of your house. Send me an email.