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About me..

From an early age I either had a pencil or a paintbrush in my hands.  Throughout my childhood and young adult years I was either painting or writing long unpublished “novels.”  I grew up in a country home filled with art, music and literature.


I am a self-taught artist, and after years of focusing on a career in broadcasting and raising my family I have come back to painting.  Living on our beautiful family farm in a picturesque valley just outside Nelson, NZ, I am surrounded by my painting inspirations.  I love to capture my daily life and the animals that make up our farm.

We have 42 acres, with many horses, chickens, cows, comical alpacas, character pet goats and sheep. There are also purring, affectionate cats who have found their way into many of my art works.  I often have to brush my large furry black boy off my painting table to get to work.


My passion and ideal is to paint for the pure enjoyment that it brings, and to share my paintings in the form of high quality art prints with others who gain pleasure from my vibrant and quirky country images.


Kate Cowan

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