Leah Cowden

Leah Cowden graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and currently lives in Fayetteville with her husband, two children, and 5 pets. She bases all of her work on the simple idea that any original design flows from the heart.

Her passion for art began at a very young age when she realized that drawing was a way to express her feelings. Today, that same cathartic element she discovered as a child is apparent in her art. Many pieces of her work have been purchased by private collectors throughout the country and locally. In 2014 she received the honor of having her art sold nationally at IO Metro as the winner of the IO Metro local artist contest.

Artist Statement

Paintings reflect a part of an artist’s soul. Some days are bright and alive, while others are dark and melancholy. Both are equally great days to paint. I find comfort in knowing that when someone purchases one of my pieces, they can relate with the mood I was in at the time I created it.