Terry Cowan Canadian Art

Who is Terry Cowan?

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Hard to soft has been a recurring theme that runs through my life as well as my painting. I drew and coloured pictures from early childhood as most children do, I just never grew out of it. In 1967, I served as a Peace Keeper in Cyprus where I drove an armoured car, but I still painted and made posters we hung on our cars. After the army, I worked at OC Transpo during the day, but at night I painted birds and other wildlife. While working there, I also designed the OC Transpo flag and Transecure logo as well as some other logos and pins. Since 2003, I have been able to paint full time and I still paint from steel to feathers. My interest lies in texture, colours and shapes more than subject matter, whether I am painting a chickadee or a steam train.

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