Cowan, Alison

I studied at Glasgow School of Art in the mid 70’s and taught for many years. I have generated considerable interest in my work through exhibiting locally and nationally and working on private and corporate commissions.
I paint in an impasto, semi-abstract style and the environment around me is a constant source of inspiration. I am 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 of time.
My passion for painting trees continues, they hold such a fascination for me, their shapes, textures and colours can be magnificent, magical and spiritual.