Ellen Cowie

Artists -> Ellen Cowie

 

ELLEN COWIECanadian Fine Artist

Ellen Cowie has viewed the world through her artist’s eyes. Born in 1961, she has painted with oils since she was 17 years old. Ellen’s passion for painting was fueled by her maternal Grandmother's and paternal Uncle’s oil paintings that beautified her childhood home. Her exploration of oils began in high school fueling her decision to study Fine Art at Guelph University.  Ellen’s oil painting has evolved into a very distinct and recognizable style. She raised 6 children while living across Canada in isolated areas, which accounts for her unique style. Her vivid oil representations of everyday life often leads to treasured commissioned works. Ellen is passionate in exploring a wide range of motifs on her canvas with deliberate freedom, sharing her sense of optimism with the viewer. 

Ellen free hand sketches the composition, in paint, directly on the canvas. She often builds the painting with thin layers of paint. She strives to retain the freshness, light, and energy of her initial brushstrokes throughout the entire process. For 10 years she opened her seasonal gallery in Muskoka at Foot’s Bay on Lake Joseph from 2002 to 2011 representing many artists.

“My paintings reveal stories I want to share from my own experiences, maturing and development. Much like my life, my art is ever changing yet contains a consistency that makes my work easily identifiable. I do feel the true inspiration for the image strikes in the first hour of laying down the colour and composition on the canvas. My initial strokes prepare my painting’s foundation. My goal is to strengthen the image without losing that initial lively motivation that first attracted me to my canvas. My paintings range from realism to more impressionistic, equally depending on the demands of the topic and my mood.” 

 

Ellen’s works have permanent representation in Toronto’s John A. Libby Fine Art Gallery, which is one of the oldest Fine Art Galleries in Toronto. The gallery sells Group of Seven originals and contempoary artists such as Ellen

Ellen’s artistic services were contracted by Scholastic Canada to illustrate a children’s book, “On Saturday”, part of Literacy Place for the Early Years Extension Package for teachers and librarians. Her greatest honour was to have been chosen by the Royal Canadian Mint to produce 2 of designs for$200 silver coins: “Towering Forest” in 2014 and “Coastal Waters” in 2015.


Contact: ellencowie@yahoo.ca   

ELLEN COWIE ~ Fine Artist

 

I have been an artist all my life. I have worked in various mediums using oils, pastels, pencil, acrylic, and charcoal. Carried by fine art galleries since 1991, I have the great honour of 2 of my $200 coin designbeing produced by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2014 and 2015. My art has universal appeal with my works adorning walls around the world.

 

ELLEN COWIE ~ Canadian Fine Artist

 






 

 

 


CURRENT GALLERY REPRESENTATION:

 

HERITAGE ROOM at THE MOUNT COMMUNITY CENTRE,  Peterborough, ON

JOHN A. LIBBY FINE ART, Toronto, ON (since 2009)

ECLIPSE ART GALLERY, Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, ON (Since 2005)

SELECT ART GALLERY, Newmarket, ON. (Since 2002)

WHETUNG ART GALLERY, Curve Lake First Nation, ON, (since 1991)


GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS:

 

2017

HERITAGE ROOMThe Mount Community Centre,  Peterborough, ON

1st annual art for autism festival, Peterborough, ON

COTTAGE LIFE SHOWInternational CentreToronto ON

JOHN A. LIBBY FINE ART, Toronto, ON

ECLIPSE ART GALLERY, Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, ON (Since 2005)

SELECT ART GALLERY, Newmarket, ON. (Since 2002)

       

       ECLIPSE ART GALLERYRosseau, ON


2014

ART BATTLE, Peterborough, ON

THE ARTIST PROJECT, Toronto, ON (since 2008)

JOHN A. LIBBY FINE ART, Toronto, ON (since 2009)

ECLIPSE ART GALLERY, Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, ON (Since 2005)

SELECT ART GALLERY, Newmarket, ON. (Since 2002)

 

2013

JOHN A. LIBBY FINE ART GALLERY, Toronto, ON

THE ARTIST PROJECT, Toronto, ON 

BUCKINGHAM FINE ART, Uxbridge, ON (Since 1999)

ECLIPSE ART GALLERY, Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, ON (Since 2005)

FOOT’S BAY ART GALLERY, Foot’s Bay Marina, Muskoka, ON. (Since 2002)

WHETUNG GALLERY, Curve Lake, ON (Since 1991)

SELECT ART GALLERY,  Newmarket, ON. (Since 2002)

 

2012

JOHN A. LIBBY FINE ART, Toronto, ON

THE ARTIST PROJECT, Toronto, ON 

BUCKINGHAM FINE ART, Uxbridge, ON (Since 1999)

ECLIPSE ART GALLERY, Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, ON (Since 2005)

FOOT’S BAY ART GALLERY, Foot’s Bay Marina, Muskoka, ON. (Since 2002)

WHETUNG GALLERY, Curve Lake, ON (Since 1991)

SELECT ART GALLERYNewmarket, ON. (Since 2002)

MARTIN’S FINE ART, Bracebridge,  ON

 

2011

JOHN A. LIBBY FINE ART, Toronto, ON

PEAKS & RAFTERS, Port Carling, ON

THE ARTIST PROJECT, The Liberty Grand, Toronto, ON (since 2008)

BUCKINGHAM FINE ART, Uxbridge, ON (Since 1999)

ECLIPSE ART GALLERY, Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, ON (Since 2005)

FOOT’S BAY ART GALLERY, Foot’s Bay Marina, Muskoka, ON. (Since 2002)

WHETUNG GALLERY, Curve Lake, ON (Since 1991)

SELECT ART GALLERY,  Newmarket, ON. (Since 2002)

MARTIN’S FINE ART, Bracebridge,  ON

 

2010

JOHN A. LIBBY FINE ART, Toronto, ON

PEAKS & RAFTERS, Port Carling, ON

THE ARTIST PROJECT, Toronto, ON (since 2008)

BUCKINGHAM FINE ART, Uxbridge, ON (Since 1999)

ECLIPSE ART GALLERY, Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, ON (Since 2005)

FOOT’S BAY ART GALLERY, Foot’s Bay Marina, Muskoka, ON. (Since 2002)

WHETUNG GALLERY, Curve Lake, ON (Since 1991)

SELECT ART GALLERYNewmarket, ON. (Since 2002)

MARTIN’S FINE ART, Bracebridge,  ON

CANADIAN CANOE MUSEUM, Peterborough, ON

ROUGE GALLERY, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 

 

2009

THE ARTIST PROJECT, The Liberty Grand, Toronto, Ontario (since 2008)

CANADIAN CANOE MUSEUM, Peterborough, Ontario

ARTA GALLERY, Toronto Distillery District, Ontario

ROUGE GALLERY, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

SHAYNE GALLERY, The Town of Mount-Royal, Montreal, Quebec

BUCKINGHAM FINE ART, Uxbridge, Ontario (Since 1999)

ECLIPSE ART GALLERY, Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, Ontario (Since 2005)