Original painting on canvas
My story and career beginnings were formed on the east side of the country after graduating from a 3-year program in Illustration and Design from Sheridan College in 1990. Toronto was my home base and I worked as a junior designer for Penguin Books Canada. Shortly after, I jumped in a car and headed West as a freelancer, full of dreams and laughter, a credit card, a couple of friends and never looked back.I am now settled in Victoria BC where my heart resides. I’ve mostly done freelance work while raising two wonderful girls and a myriad of animals from the comforts of my own creative space, whether it be a kitchen table, spare room or a fancy downtown studio. I’ve always had one foot in the door with regards to creating, but now after 25 years, with more time and energy on my hands, I find myself plunging heart first into the art scene as a re-emerging artist.Rose Cowles is a Governor General Award nominated artist. Earned a three year diploma in Illustration from Sheridan College in 1990 and have won many awards for both her book illustration and graphic design. Her picture books have been printed both nationally and internationally.