Artist Lynden Cowan’s interest in painting began at age eight when she began to create her own art materials from plants and other materials and her mother’s pots. Age ten, her teachers surprised her at Christmas time with $200.00 dollars worth of paints, canvases and other art materials.
This self- taught artist was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia but moved at age two to Ontario. Every year once school was released for the summer, Lynden was flown back to Nova Scotia to assist her grandmother with her cottages, but by 9 am, was free for the day, to play hide and go seek in the fog, traipse through the woods, and dig clams for breakfast when the tide was out. These experiences heavily influenced how the artist viewed her surrounding environment, and were expressed in her artwork.
The artist has been involved in exhibiting her oil paintings in London and across Canada and the United States, and has been in various galleries over the years, and is also represented Internationally by the Circle Foundation in Lyon, France.
Lynden Cowan is an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists, the Society of Canadian Artists, the Colour and Form Society, the Federation of Canadian Artists, the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society of North America. And is a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation.
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Wild landscape and highly detailed scenes are my subject of choice and I strive to include the viewer in my visual journey and interpretations on the natural world and human nature that surrounds me.
We are presented daily with information on climate change and the environment and with the constant barrage, some people block the information out when they are trying to go about living their life. If I am successful in achieving my artistic goal, the viewer will let the calmness and feeling of peace and solitude envelope them. This would hopefully refocus them and translate the environmental beauty around us into a topic of interest for them and the community, and engage more in what is important. Saving our planet.
To view more works, visit: lyndencowan.com
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