Dana Cowie spent much of her childhood in Hamilton before enrolling in the visual arts program at Central Technical School in Toronto. She has also lived in Japan and in Victoria, British Columbia.
Using a painterly, impasto technique in oil, Cowie creates farm landscapes in a cubist style. Living in the country, surrounded by beautiful barns and rolling hills that inspire her, Cowie’s works demonstrate a culmination of years of painting in search of a patchwork quilt effect using thick, expressionist marks. Cowie comments:
“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.”
Cowie has exhibited in solo shows and group exhibitions at several galleries. She has dedicated collectors across Canada, the United States, England, Germany and Sweden. Her paintings have been featured in the Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton Magazine, House & Garden magazine (UK), and The Mayfair Life Magazine (UK). She lives in Owen Sound, ON.