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Lynden Cowan

Artist Lynden Cowan was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her interest in painting began at age eight. The self-taught artist would create her own art materials from plants and use her mother’s pots. Each summer she assisted her grandmother with her Maritime cottages. By 9:00 each morning the artist was free for the day to traipse through the woods or play by the ocean. These experiences heavily influenced how Lynden viewed her surrounding environment, and are expressed in her artwork. Lynden approaches every painting by building layers, so that natural daylight picks up in the painting, establishing a mood, and transfers to the viewer creating an environmental conscience. This artist is a member of multiple arts organizations. You can visit Lynden in her studio at the Alton Mill Arts Centre, 1402 Queen Street West, Alton, Ontario.

Ucluelet by Lynden Cowan


Ucluelet  is described on the internet as a district municipality on the Ucluelet Peninsula found on the West Coast of Vancouver island in British Columbia. I just describe it as beautiful.  The… Read More »Ucluelet

Camouflage turtle


Turtles are known to have originated around 230 million years ago, and like most people, I am fascinated by them. Every year at the Alton Mill Arts Centre, we are blessed… Read More »Camouflage

Fuzzy Socks

As part of their 150th Anniversary celebrations of the Ontario Society of Artists, Honourable Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell selected artworks for display at the Ontario Parliament Building and images of the… Read More »Fuzzy Socks