Tin Barn, St Lawrence County, NYDoug Cosbie
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
11 " h x 14 " w x .5 " d |1 lbs. 1 oz.
"For years, barns were wood," explains artist Doug Cosbie. "Then, about 50 years ago, farmers started using tin-coated panels for barns and sheds. Tin panels were used to wrap barn frames and create long-lasting protection from the outside elements, and it seemed that that was the end of wood barns. Now, like the old wood construction, barn tin is being replaced by modern metals and synthetics. Once again, another iconic symbol of the rural farming way of life is disappearing as the old tin ends up in landfills."
Artist Doug Cosbie presents the vibrancy found in nature with his impressionist, rural architecture centered artwork. Longing to create something that connects with people, Cosbie spent countless years perfecting how he portrays the world on canvas. Within his journey, he studied as an apprentice in the studios of Sam Black and Jack Shadbolt. As a plein air artist, Doug's studio is a portable pochade box. He begins by finding a location that speaks to him, makes a sketch, and continues to add depth and dimension with oil on canvas. "Creativity when making art is not about interpreting exactly as you see it. New ideas are formed by interesting contrasts, and interesting paintings happen when things are out of place." In the rare cases when he is not painting, you can find him reading, traveling, sailing, and spending quality time with his family. Cosbie's creations have been showcased at galleries in Canada. He is an alumnus of Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia.