landscapes | seascapes | skyscapes | florals | panels
Nancyanne Cowell, BFA (Hon) (Distinct), MBA, LFC is a Canadian artist, born in Ottawa, Ontario and lives on Vancouver Island. From an early age, Cowell began painting our relationship with nature in the Canadian landscape. Embracing sensual, spilling light, her Abstract-Impressionist paintings straddle the built and natural worlds we live in. With sweeping gestures and energetic passages, Cowell’s powerful and luminous paintings emphasize how our existence is inherently linked to nature. Her work ultimately illuminates the beauty of this relationship. She earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts with Honours and was granted the Award of Distinction for painting, from the University of Victoria. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, with studies in Environmental Philosophy, which deepened Cowell’s understanding of civilization and her art making. Cowell has been featured in numerous publications. A series of her paintings has been published, exploring how love, science and compassion can build a more sustainable world. In addition, the series was granted cultural interpretation through the Robert Bateman Centre. Other artwork is held in private and corporate collections.
Place. Space. Belonging. Creating in the 21st century, at a time when technology, our culture and our physical world are changing at rapid speed, I explore the bond between people and the powerful elements of the world: the weather, seasons, ecosystems and the vitality of the light that connects them. Painting beyond the conventional 'landscape', my brushes find moments of emotion and wonder expressing our interconnection with a place and time. When you look closer, you may find more than expected.