Photo of Donna standing at her studio door
Studio 330
1000 Parker Street
Vancouver BC
V6A 2H2


Donna Cowan is a Vancouver-based visual artist specializing in drawing and painting. She studied at York University in Toronto, and earned a BFA at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax.

Her freelance experience includes illustration, portraiture, murals, and architectural decorative paint applications. Previous professional experience includes ten years in commercial classical animation, working as a colour stylist and assistant animator, on feature films, television specials, and commercials.

Her self-directed works have emerged largely from the experience of exploration on the Gulf Islands in the Salish Sea, the Straight of Georgia, and are focused on the coastal environment of British Columbia as subject matter.