Alison Cowan

Born in 1955, Alison studied at Glasgow School of Art in the mid 70's.  Having taught for many years throughout the west of Scotland, Alison took the plunge to become a full-time artist and has never looked back.  She has generated particularly strong levels of interest in her bright, expertly painted work, from private collectors, leading interior designers, architects and corporates.  Painting in an abstract impasto style, Alison's work is generally not representative of specific locations, but comes from her memories of travels and walks observing beautiful flowers, trees and landscapes. She beautifully captures a sense of depth and atmosphere through the use of very thick paint, vibrant contrasting colours and light and shade.  She rarely uses brushes, preferring instead to make expert use of a pallet knife to apply thickened paint in many stages, eventually building up structure and texture over a period of time. 


Gallerist comment - 'It was a treat to visit Alison in her studio which is part of her beautiful home and exudes colour and warmth.  She expertly transfers her love of flowers, trees and the countryside to her fantastic paintings, and her thick use of paint is so masterly effective on the canvas.'