Canadian artist Dana Cowie 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 Colombia.
Using an impasto, painterly technique in oil Dana creates cubist farm landscapes. She has relocated to the country and is surrounded by beautiful barns and rolling hills. Her work is a culmination of years of painting in search of a patchwork quilt effect using thick, expressionist marks. Barns and farmland speaks to Dana as she lives in a rural setting and has good friendships with local farmers.
Using classical oils and painting on her grandmothers 1940’s easel, Dana works instantaneously across her canvas, creating layers of colour that overlap as the image emerges through a grid technique that she has developed over years of her practice. The image emerges as both abstract and representational.
Dana has exhibited in solo shows and group exhibitions at several galleries. She has clients 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, Ontario.