ANN COWAN

Ann is an Edinburgh-based artist and the daughter of Patricia Sadler, whose work is also shown at Art Amatoria. Ann is relatively new to painting, taking it up full-time after having practised as a solicitor for many years. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art, focusing on painting urban landscape, and has since shown at the Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and Visual Arts Scotland annual open exhibitions.

"My work celebrates architecture and the urban environment. I spend a lot of time drawing on location. I look for strong architectural shapes and patterns and take inspiration from my home city of Edinburgh especially doorways, colourful shop fronts, decorative motifs and lettering. The larger paintings develop from ideas in my sketchbooks and are built up over time with layers of collage, acrylic paint and ink. The smaller pieces are taken directly from my sketchbooks. Increasingly there is a fusion of abstraction and figuration in my work. I find the process of arranging papers and surfaces combined with painting and drawing liberating and it drives the direction of my work".

In 2016 Ann held a solo exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery which was a near sell-out. Her work is proving increasingly popular with collectors and Edinburgh residents, who enjoy seeing their corner of the city transformed into a striking piece of art. 

More works for sale will be added very soon (October 2016). 

 


ANN COWAN

AINSLIE PLACE

Mixed Media on Paper

16 x 22cm

ANN COWAN

RANDOLPH CRESCENT

Mixed Media on Paper

29 x 29cm

ANN COWAN

SCOTLAND STREET

Mixed Media on Paper

16 x 22cm

ANN COWAN

GREAT KING STREET

Mixed Media on Paper

25 x 23cm

ANN COWAN

MORNINGSIDE ROAD

Mixed Media on Paper

21 x 34cm

ANN COWAN

DRUMMOND PLACE

Mixed Media on Paper

15 x 16cm

ANN COWAN

VICTOR HUGO

Mixed Media on Paper

15 x 16cm

ANN COWAN

DRUMMOND PLACE II

Mixed Media on Paper

16 x 22cm

ANN COWAN

ROTHESAY PLACE

Mixed Media on Paper

16 x 22cm

ANN COWAN

NEW TOWN DOORWAYS

Mixed Media on Paper

16 x 22cm

ANN COWAN

DRUMMOND PLACE III

Mixed Media on Paper

16 x 22cm

ANN COWAN

GREAT STUART STREET

Mixed Media on Paper

29 x 29cm

ANN COWAN

NEW TOWN, EDINBURGH

Mixed Media on Paper

29 x 29cm

ANN COWAN

NICOLSON STREET

Mixed Media on Paper

25 x 24cm

ANN COWAN

GREAT KING STREET II

Mixed Media on Paper

26 x 25cm

ANN COWAN

MARCHMONT

Mixed Media on Paper

23 x 23cm

ANN COWAN

BARBERS' SALON

Mixed Media on Paper

22 x 28cm

ANN COWAN

MODERN TWO

Mixed Media on Board

44 x 50cm