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Ken Cowell

Ken Cowell is a painter of light.


Ken Cowell is a painter of light and vision influenced by the waterways and coast of Southern Tasmania.
From his studio in White Beach Bay Ken Cowell paints great soft maritime pieces that express the mysterious mingling of water, fog, land, sea and ship. His first exhibition with Nolan Gallery explored Bruny Island’s perilous maritime past through the narrative of historic shipwrecks all expressed with rich, layered oil glazes.

His works on paper in oil pastel show the expressive process that underlies his oil paintings.

He is currently working towards an exhibition about Storm Bay.

Ken gained his Degree in Fine Art at the National Art School Sydney and lectured at the National Art School Newcastle.


Curriculum Vitae
Ken trained in art at the East
Sydney Tech .
He has exhibited at the
Von Bertough Gallery,
Nth Degree Gallery,
Holdsworth Gallery,
Macdonald Gallery,
Dot Morris Studio
Berkeley Vale
Gallery 460,
Toowoon Bay Gallery
Since moving to Tasmania in the
early 2000’s Ken has focussed on
matters maritime and Tasmanian
maritime history.

Find this artist’s work
Nolan Gallery 1
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Nolan Gallery and School of Art


Salamanca Arts Centre, Salamanca Place

An art gallery with a difference, showcasing contemporary Tasmanian art alongside boutique art tuition.