Sue Cowan is an award-winning artist who is passionate about painting the world around her. Born in Scotland and based in Coquitlam, Sue celebrates the beauty of experiences and objects that make up everyday life with collections including landscapes, figures, portraits, still life, and Celtic stones. She loves to immerse herself in nature and regularly works in “plein air” (painting outside), trying to capture impressions before the ever-elusive light changes.
Sue has taught drawing and painting for over 25 years and inspires new and emerging artists to gain skill and confidence to develop their unique personal vision. A supportive and encouraging teacher, Sue helps to simplify the complexity of nature to allow artists to experience the joy of painting outdoors and create fresh, immediate artwork.
In 2011, she was awarded senior signature status by the Federation of Canadian Artists in recognition of her artwork. Her work has been showcased throughout the Tri Cities, Vancouver and in China.