Alison is a busy full time artist and for many years lived and worked from her studio in the West End of Glasgow. As demand grew for her work and additional studio space was required, she has relocated to Uddingston where the development of her new studio is almost complete.
She was born in 1955 and studied at Glasgow School of Art in the mid 70’s and taught for many years in Ayrshire, Glasgow and North Lanarkshire. Over the years she generated considerable interest in her work through exhibiting locally and nationally, working on private commissions, commercial contracts with interior designers and architects. Her paintings can be found in private collections throughout the world.
She paints a range of subjects in an impasto, semi-abstract style and the environment around her is a constant source of inspiration. Her paintings are generally not representative of specific locations and tend to be a mixture of elements that she feels work well together. She is more interested in how to use bold colour, composition and heavy texture to create dramatic images. Alison tries to capture a sense of depth and atmosphere through the use very thick paint, vibrant, contrasting colours, light and shade. She rarely uses brushes, preferring the use of palette knives to apply thickened paint in stages, building up the structure and texture over a period of time.
Her passion for painting trees continues, they hold such a fascination for her, their shapes, textures and colours can be magnificent, magical and spiritual. She continues to be captivated by the gorgeous, rich, jewel like, spectrum of colours that signify the glorious natural environment through evolving seasonal changes and sunlight.
If you are interested in commissioning a painting by Alison Cowan and would like further information, please contact the gallery.
Alison's work is always in extremely high demand and we would strongly advise that you contact the gallery immediately if you are interested in purchasing one of her paintings or you would like to commission a new work.
You can also contact Gerard by phone or WhatsApp on 07921 066 453.