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Alison Cowan

Alison Cowan

Born in 1955, Alison studied at the Glasgow School of Art in the mid 70’s and taught for many years in Ayrshire, Glasgow and North Lanarkshire before becoming a full time artist. She was based for a number of years in a studio in Glasgow’s west end, before moving out to Bothwell to give her more space, as demand for her work increased.

Alison paints of range of subjects in her iconic semi-abstract impasto style. She says that her paintings, are generally not representative of specific locations and tend to be a mixture of elements that she feels work well together.

‘I am more interested in how to use bold colour, composition and heavy texture to create dramatic images.  I try to capture a sense of depth and atmosphere through the use very thick paint, vibrant, contrasting colours, light and shade. I rarely use brushes, preferring the use of palette knives to apply thickened paint in stages, building up the structure and texture over a period o... [more]

Alison Cowan Foliage with Purple Blooms

Alison Cowan

Foliage with Purple Blooms

Acrylic on canvas

Alison Cowan Growing Wild

Alison Cowan

Growing Wild

Acrylic on canvas

Alison Cowan Hollyhocks

Alison Cowan

Hollyhocks

Acrylic on canvas

Alison Cowan Blossom on Lime

Alison Cowan

Blossom on Lime

Acrylic on canvas

Alison Cowan Daisies on Blue

Alison Cowan

Daisies on Blue

Acrylic on canvas

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