Malcolm Cowell

watercolour, acrylic and oil

Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Malcolm grew up with a love and fascination for nature and the great outdoors. Years of nature photography led him to turn his creative attention to the visual arts, and he took courses in drawing at the Ottawa School of Art (OSA). After several courses in different media at the OSA and the Visual Art Centre Orléans (VACO), he redirected his studies to private instruction and personal experimentation.

Malcolm works in a variety of media, primarily watercolour, acrylic and oil. His preferred subjects include landscapes, often featuring still water and reflections, old farm buildings and rural town settings as well as still-lifes, especially bottles.

Malcolm’s paintings can be found in private collections across Canada, the USA, the UK and Europe. He has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in various locations including Galerie Old Chelsea, VACO Gallery, Ottawa Folklore Centre, Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans (MIFO), Wall Space Gallery, Ristorante Il Primo, Old Stick Studios and the Shenkman Centre.

He is a member of the Old Stick Studios in Canotek Park, Ottawa, Ontario.

Malcolm has been with the Orléans Art Studio Tour since 2008.

Contact info: (613) 824-9588,, website.