Doug Cowan is from Western Massachusetts, and began working professionally while at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where he studied painting and illustration.  
As a painter and illustrator, his artwork has been in The New York Times Book Review, Wind-Up Records, Workstyle Magazine, The Deal Magazine, Heavy Metal (comics) Magazine, The Topps Company, The Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, San Diego Comic Con International, and the Star Wars Celebration Art Show.  Doug's paintings have also been included in the annual exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York.
Print features include Star Wars Art: Illustration Limited-Edition by Abrams Books, Star Wars Insider (issue #115, "A Galaxy Not Far Away"), and The Art of Film Vol. I by ImagineFX Magazine, among others.
Doug exhibits at a few conventions each summer, and continues to learn by painting outdoors often.