all images copyright Heather Cowie 2012
My art is always a statement about, and manifestation of, my relationship to the natural world. My experience of Nature, having lived and worked in ‘outback’ Australia for many years, and having travelled extensively to wild places on our Earth, has been one of visual fascination, tactile delight and aural sensitivity.
I love how nature performs, whether in its multitudinous formal variations, or in
its fantastic repertoires of sound, colour or shaped action. The variation in the
raw materials I use (some taken directly from nature) are part-
But in addition to these key formative impulses, and in addition to my always-
My work is made to invoke; to open; to refresh and to point towards new ways of seeing.
Sand, Sea and Sanderlings, acrylic on canvas
100 x 80 cm