Early in 2015 the Cowans made a decision that has changed our lives. We'd been struggling with adapting to being parents and working full time while our children, Lachlan and Thomas demanded more of Sarah and myself.  Time away from home on the road working was chewing into time I could spend watching my children grow and supporting Sarah who was under huge pressure with two kids under three.

It was at this point that I was chilling with my mate Jimmy Peterson (pictured), listening to records and talking about my goals and desires for the future. I mentioned that I really needed something to sell, something arty, common and underused that could be represented as something new and creative with instant recognition.

"Josh ! Could you cut something into these Vinyl records" he suggested, "not these ones but the boxes I have stored at work that I can't get rid of.."  And that's where it all began.. I cut Jim a Jim Morrison silhouette.

And it took off from there with Timaru locals knocking at my door seeking art for their walls and gifts for loved ones.  I quickly adapted my business to the demand and began selling throughout NZ on Trademe and then later moved my shop over to the website you see today.

I find my records at the dump, op-shops and the local record shop. I'm not looking for the greatest bands or most expensive records and usually pay around a dollar each for them. Its the colors and styles I go for, but the themes and memories that pop out with closer inspection always surprise me. 

At the end of the day it's you that makes this possible so we would like to thank past, present and future customers for all your support and allowing us to live the life that we knew we deserved. 

Thank you from the Cowans

Sarah and Josh, Lachlan and Thomas.


Bought it for my dad's 71st. He was very pleased and instantly framed it and put it on his music room wall :)

Piergiorgio V.

A beautifully crafted gift, my husband is delighted.

Helena S.

I recently purchased art work from Cowan Creative and was more than happy with it. It was for my sons birthday and he couldn't wait to hang it on his wall. I will definitely be purchasing more. Love it!!!!!

Allison P.