Well, what can I tell you about myself…
My name is David Paul Cowley. I’m 53 years old and I have lived on the beautiful Isle of Man all of my life. Since I was a youngster, really going back as long as I can remember. I’ve always loved creating artwork is some form or another, whether it be to draw pictures or paint watercolours etc.,
I loved doing artwork at school when I was younger, but I left school early to pursue an apprenticeship and life long career in painting and decorating, for which I loved doing all my life with a real passion. So I can hand on my heart confess to you all now, that I am a totally a self-taught artist. Although I’ve always been a member, well… on and off all my life of the Isle of Man Art Society, here on the Isle of Man.
But, with hand on my heart and if I was to be truly honest with you all, my first love and passion has always been to create art in one form or another. And as I’ve mentioned previously, I’m happiest when I’m either drawing with a pencil or painting with watercolours.
The picture you drew of our local Gate Lodge in the village for us was fantastic. The detail you manage just from seeing a photo was brilliant. Can’t recommend you highly enough as an artist Paul, your talent is endless. Love viewing all your work on your page.
Mrs Jennifer Gunn, Caithness, Scotland
I commissioned a pencil drawing of my four Grandchildren from Paul.
I am absolutely delighted with the finished artwork.
He has captured them all perfectly.
Mrs Liz Vipond, Douglas, Isle of Man
I absolutely love David Paul Cowley’s art! I think he is an incredibly gifted artist, and, I adore the print that I got! And it wasn’t even a problem posting my print to the USA.
Sharon Peek-Raines, Louisiana, USA
David Paul Cowley is a very good sympathetic artist with skills in many mediums. He recently provided for me a pencil sketch of my wife, and myself, to commemorate her unexpected passing in February this year. The artwork he produced was taken from a photograph of us and has her smile perfectly rendered. Anyone who will see David’s work will not be disappointed.
Mr Denis Harstshorne, Colby, Isle of Man
I have purchased a couple of Paul’s pencil drawings, one was of a signed and numbered Limited Edition Print and the other I purchased, was an original pencil drawing. I am absolutely delighted with them. From attention to detail and quality of the presentation is second to none.
Mrs Pauline Cowley, Douglas, Isle of Man
I cannot thank Paul enough for the amazing pencil drawing he did for me. It was a tribute to an Uncle who died in WW2 and Paul produced an uncanny likeness and my whole family have asked for copies! Highly recommended. I will be back for more!
Mr Dave Kneale, Port Erin, Isle of Man
Paul, was talking to our Rebecca just the other day about her portrait you did for her wedding present, a lot of people comment about it, a few people don’t believe it’s a drawing they think it’s a photo, thanks again Paul, you are a great artist and a true friend, keep the faith brother.
Mr Ian Fryer, Rochdale, United Kingdom
Paul is a fantastic artist. Paul’s artwork whether it be in watercolour or pencil is superb.
Mrs Judy Phillips, Douglas, Isle of Man