Back to the Future by Monica Cowsert
I came about Back to the Future as a tribute to the suffragist movement and imagined a local parade 100 years before. In my vision the suffragists stood on the Dallas courthouse steps. I took historic photos and manipulated them to fit on those steps waving their flags. I was wanting to be able to put 100 or centennial somewhere on the painting, but it seemed forced to highlight that it had been 100 years…and then I looked up the actual address of the courthouse, and viola. It was 100 South Houston!!! So I put the 100 right above the door and called it finished.
Monica Cowsert Artist Bio
Monica Minshew Cowsert has always been surrounded by the arts in one form or another. Her earlier years were spent studying music where she played the harp from a young age and continues to this day. She had the opportunity to study art history in Europe and was heavily influenced by the art and colors of Mexico where she lived and took art classes for a summer in San Miguel de Allende.
These influences and her love of nature are clear in the art she produces. Her vibrant colors and layering of those colors creates a style that seems to be best described as Fauvist with a focus on the aesthetic nature of each piece. Her distinctive personal style emanates joy and peace and expresses a vibrant spirit.
Monica continues to explore art techniques with classes en plein air, encaustic, and mixed media while keeping oil painting as her focus. A sampling of her work can be seen at MCowsertArt.com. Picturesque landscapes and cityscapes, beautiful birds and flowers are all brought to life with contrasting yet harmonious colors and bold compositions. As the artist explains, “I am a storyteller and I welcome you to join me on this visual journey.”