Eleanor began her art career while living in Toronto. She studied fine art at the University of Western Ontario, and continued her studies at the Ontario College of Art and then at the Alberta College of Art. Throughout her career she has participated in various workshops and artist retreats to further her learning.
Eleanor Lowden is fascinated by people. "My paintings would herald the day, and honour those simple moments that we all take for granted. Walking the dog, shopping, eating, holding hands, talking on the phone, texting. I love to watch crowds of people traveling in different directions, each with their own story and body language, lost in their own thoughts, being in close proximity to people and never connecting. Or perhaps connecting, and that I find equally fascinating and inspiring." These figures provide Eleanor with an endless source of inspiration.
Eleanor Lowden developed her career in Calgary for over a decade, under the name of Eleanor Lowden Pidgeon but has recently returned to her maiden name Eleanor Lowden, moved back to her hometown, and lives and works in midtown Toronto at her home studio. She continues to paint in both acrylic and watercolor and now brands herself as Eleanor Lowden. She has recently re-joined the executive of the Toronto Watercolor Society.
Eleanor teaches painting workshops in both acrylic and watercolour at various venues. She has released an instructional DVD called “Courageous Watercolor”, available for purchase on her website and art supply stores.
Eleanor is represented in Ottawa, Ontario by Koyman Galleries.