Paul cowan sketchcards

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About me

I am originally from Huyton near Liverpool, but now live and work in Wrexham, North Wales.

I studied art at Prescot College before moving up North, where I studied Television Production & Design at the Northumberland College of Art & Technology.

After graduating, I moved to London, where I spent several years working my way up from Runner to Contestant Researcher with Reg Grundy Productions, working on shows like Going For Gold, How Do They Do That? and Eureka among others. 


I left Grundy and turned freelance, working for Action Time on shows such as Thinktank and Backdate.

Moving back to Liverpool, I returned to further my education at St Helen's College, before embarking on a degree in Animation at Glyndwr University in Wrexham.

I graduated in 2000 and now spend my time drawing Sketch Cards, ACEOs and portraits to order. I also sculpt using my preferred medium of found objects and tin and I am currently working on a series of sculptures based on classic children's literature, folk and fairy tales.

My artistic influences include the works of Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Lucy Casson and Howard Hodgkin, not to mention the animations of Ray Harryhausen, Chuck Jones and Bob Godfrey.

Other influences include the comic art of Neal Adams, John Romita Jr, Bryan Hitch,  John Ridgway and Leighton Noyes, also sketch card artists such as Andy Fry, Carolyn Edwards, Whu Wei and Nik Neocleous.


I am blissfully married to my best friend and soul mate Julie and we have three wonderful children.
We live in a lovely semi-detached house in the beautiful Welsh countryside with three dogs, seven cats and a VW campervan called Bernard.

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