Lynden Cowan

"I strive to envelop the viewer with the feeling of inclusion in the mood and transformation of visual presentation, to the finished artwork."

Forks of the Credit - Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in.

"When I was eight, I created my own paints from berries, vegetables, and other available compounds, and would use leftover pieces of wood that my father had as my canvas. A teacher gave me art supplies a couple of years later, and I was thrilled to have actual paints. I am a self-taught artist, and my main medium is oil on canvas. As a fourteen-year-old, I started teaching, and at one point had over 80 students from age seven to seventy-five, and this provided the funds for better quality art materials. Over the years, I have spent a lot of time in the woods, and bogs as they fascinate me for the strong colors and beautiful subjects they provide. When I paint, I use, for the most part, triple zero brushes, as they lend themselves to fine details. Spending my childhood summers in rural Nova Scotia, I was drawn into the wild landscape surrounding me. My interest in nature continues to grow, and I strive to envelop the viewer with the feeling of inclusion in the mood and transformation of visual presentation, to finished artwork."

Arrowhead Rockery - Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in.
Riverbank - Oil on canvas 10 x 12 in.
The Wetlands - Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in.
Fiddleheads - Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in.


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