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Johnnie Cowan

Johnnie Cowan is an award-winning Low Country  artist.  She is the founder  and first president of the Georgetown County Watercolor Society and is a signature member of the South Carolina Watermedia Society.  She has been active in the art community for over forty years as an artist, teacher and advocate for the Arts.  She works in both oils and transparent watercolors, and her works have been juried into numerous exhibits including the Southern Watercolor Society, the South Carolina Watermedia Society, Spoleto, Waccamaw Arts and Craft Guild, MOJO International and more.  She has taught art in both private and public schools to all age groups, and her paintings can be found in homes and offices in the South.
Johnnie has recently been focusing on painting nature’s open spaces, particularly the marsh and ocean. She say,” Although the marsh would seem easy to render, it is in fact as difficult to paint as the ocean.”  She prepares for her  paintings by both drawing and painting on location.  To find the best lighting and composition, she has also photographed each location at different  times of the day and in different seasons to use as references.Recent awards
2016  First Place   Seaside Palette- Plein  Air  
2017   3rd place Seaside Palate PleinAir     
2014    25th Anniversary Wooden Boat Show Artist of the Year
2014    Signature member SC  Watermedia  Society
2013  2014   Best-in-Show  Georgetown  County Watercolor  Society
2013    Georgetown County  Cultural Council Artist of the Year