Eleanor Lowden


Drawing from a fascination for everyday life and the inspiration derived from the natural vibrant changes in nature during autumn, Eleanor Lowden's work is all about colour and revelling in humanity.

Utilizing a lively colour palette and simplified shape Lowden layers paint and hue to achieve a luminous quality and undertone to each work.  The artist elegantly captures a softly celebrated sense of the appreciation for not only the energetic excitement of contrast in colour but also in ordinary people themselves.


Lowden's paintings are gentle studies on human nature, focusing in on modest, everyday moments and interactions of regular individuals.  The artist emphasizes normality with simplicity of basic form and a sketch like quality to each brush stroke, highlighting an examination of relationships, collaborations and the multitude of stories to be told by observing populated scenes.


People are colourful and Lowden expertly brings awareness to the symbolic nature of that message through literal, vivacious colour.


Eleanor Lowden

Eleanor has been painting professionally for almost 35 years. After studying fine arts at the University of Western Ontario, Eleanor worked in advertising and took evening classes at OCAD.  In 2000 she and her family moved to Calgary until 2014. She now lives back in her hometown of Toronto where she paints out of her home studio alongside her dog Rigby.


Eleanor has exhibited in group and solo shows in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Collingwood, London, and Miami. Her paintings have received numerous awards in many juried and non-juried shows. She is represented by several galleries across Canada and her work is found in collections around the world.


Eleanor’s acrylic paintings explore a variety of subject matter. Fascinated by people and inspired to paint them in daily settings, the pandemic has also made Eleanor focus inward and on the positive.