by Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Friday 30 May 2008

Doug Cowan is an artist’s artist in the purist sense: an illustrator who truly loves his sketchbook. That said, his work is clearly permeated by an overarching sketchbook aesthetic. Cowan doesn’t so much sketch in his book than thoroughly loses himself in it. The result being the most hauntingly beautiful drawings of nature, forlorn figures and everyday ephemera.
doug cowan
doug cowan