1943 – 1983
Bel Cowie was born in Dundee. She trained at Gray’s School of Art and later at Ceramische Fachschule, Berne. She occasionally painted in oil but mostly water-based mediums, and is probably best known for her screenprints. Her work often reveals her fascination with Japanese prints and weaving designs; there is always a gentle delicacy in her work.
Cowie was the director of Peacock Printmakers and was an active member of SSA of which she was a member. She exhibited widely through various exhibitions including RSA, RSW and Compass Gallery Glasgow.