About Odd hourz
My name is Rob McCowan
artist and founder of Odd hourz creative
In short - Multi-disciplinary artist with a passion for manifesting thoughts, visions and nature to create new shapes in Fine Art, Photography, Graphic Design, and Print. Life long humble servant to Visual Arts and the production of.
How I got here:
"I've been passionate about art from a very young age. Influenced by my mother, a skilled still-life & portrait artist. I can’t remember a time when being creative was not in my life growing up in Texas. Leading me to a Tri-District Art Show, winning first place in painting and Best of Show, my senior year. That’s when I knew art was my calling. Moving on to the Art Institute of Dallas studying visual communications, all while juggling fine art and flier design for local DJs and underground clubs in the Deep Ellum Arts District. Then in 2007 American Reprographics Co.(ARC) hired me on as "Color Production Specialist" advancing to Department manager shortly. Eventually overseeing all color printing, graphic design, mounting, laminating, inventory, and customer consultation. All the while consistently coming home to continue working on my passion most evenings. "art life"
Today, I am grateful to the commercial and tech growth of Austin, an incredible unseen opportunity. Those educational years of experience in fast-paced high-quality print service, put me in the position to bring valuable experience and content to my forever evolving art. Now I want to share my visions and with you. As an Artist, consultant, team mate.
Why the name Odd Hourz?
"I have always been a nocturnal human. Something about the night invigorates me and gets my creative juices flowing. And let’s be real, my art to some, is “Odd”. Therefore, when deciding on a name for my company brand. I wanted it to represent me, not only as an artist but a lifestyle. So in January 2020, I registered the name with no idea of the times we as a global community were about to embark on. COVID-19! Ironically, the name fit not only conceptually, but the inevitable odd hours and abnormal adjustments almost every single person on the planet would succumb to in 2020. Coincidence? I think not. It’s destiny. And when I look back years from now remembering how we overcame these odd hours as a planet. I’ll be proud to say, Yes, Odd Hourz Creative was officially established in 2020."
"Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes." -Khalil Gibran