James Cowan      Artist

Welcome to - About Me

I am a painter and printmaker who works mostly in the medium of oil, watercolour 
and etching. I studied at Chelsea School of Art and have a B.A.(Hons) 1st Class and an M.A. 
in Fine Art. I have exhibited extensively in a variety of solo and group exhibitions 
and have work in collections in the UK and abroad. 
As a teacher I have worked in different Colleges in the London and the surrounding area. I worked for a number of years as a visiting  A Level  moderator  for ULEAC/ Edexcel /Pearsons and was the Curriculum Manager for level 4 students at  Brooklands College in Surrey where I  taught painting, drawing, graphic design and printmaking. 
I was also for a period  the Course Leader for Fine Art at the Open College of the Arts and worked as their Assessment  Organiser, undertaking study visits and writing online blogs. 

Artistís Statement

As an artist I work as a painter and printmaker and present the result in exhibitions and as videos.

My paintings are mostly in watercolour but I also use acrylic, oil paint and pastels. My subject matter is sourced from cities, the built environment and the countryside and reflects my response to those different environments.

I tend to paint in series, where the stylistic changes reflect the subject matter, mood and atmosphere. Recent paintings have been inspired by New York, St Petersburg and London, while recent videos have used work painted and drawn in St Ives and Scotland.

As a printmaker I have created black and white drypoint images of London's new high rise developments by the side of the Thames at Vauxhall. These images have recently been shown in a one man exhibition at the St Bride Foundation in the City of London entitled 'London Prints - Southwark to Nine Elms'.








Paintings and Prints