"An artist is not one who is inspired, but one who can inspire others."
~ Salvador Dali
was born and educated in Zimbabwe, where she taught Art at various
High Schools. She left to live in South Africa, spending four years
each in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, where she painted, taught
left Africa in 1988 for the United Kingdom, and has taught art
privately from her home studio, as well as demonstrating at various
local Art Societies. She has lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and
Singapore, where her art is hanging in commercial buildings and private
collections. Her portrait paintings of dogs have been printed as
greeting cards to raise money for the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf
Dee has received glowing reviews for her work from around the world, and her pieces hang in many homes, but to some she has gone a step further...
of us, as we progress through life, necessarily come to depend and
rely on someone for help and service - my doctor, my solicitor, my
teacher. We use the word frequently, almost as if 'my doctor' and 'my
solicitor' worked only for us. It is a title truly earned by the
individual. 'My' because he or she has made their client feel
of these "special people", not normally thought of in that
category is "my artist" Dee Cowell.
has earned that special "my artist" title because she has
brought happiness to so many people through her ability to translate
art into a very "personal" reality for her clients. She has
become "my artist" to a number of generations of the same
families -in a multitude of ways for parents. She has painted
portraits of children for grandparents and portraits of college
graduates; for grandchildren, portraits of their grandparents as an
anniversary gift; for the children, oils and pastels of their
parents. For the family, she has personalised bedrooms and family
rooms, taking ideas from the family and transposing them onto the
has become "my artist" to businesses by painting portraits
as retirement gifts, and portraits as incentives and awards to
Her workshops are busy and full of fun and the results speak for themselvesThe past
becomes alive through her talent and the result is a bit of magic
that is a "personal to you" painting at a price you can
receives requests from all over the world. Dee has retained her
love of teaching and, between assignments, she manages to teach a
small select group of talented students in her home studio.
In addition, she undertakes educational demonstrations
to local art groups and is starting a new programme whereby she will
be teaching online over the Internet.
all she is my
artist" ~ From someone very grateful.