About the Artist & Black Gold® Prints

Limited Edition prints of oilfield paintings by JoAnn Cowans are reproduced in the glowing color of Giclée. JoAnn is known internationally for her oilfield paintings. She is the only artist to have received Petroleum History Institutes prestigious “Keeper of the Flame Award’ for recording oil history.

Her Giclée are in many corporate, private and museum collections. She has worked with industry leaders in this advanced form of reproduction since 1995 and her prints are known for their quality.


JoAnn’s first book, Black Gold® The Artwork of JoAnn Cowans can be accessed above, (“Black Gold Art Book”).

Her second book, The Marina Nobody Knows is now being published on this website.  It can be seen on the bottom toolbar above, (NEW).  2015 is the 50th anniversary of the opening of Marina del Rey. In honor of the event: paintings, stories, newspaper articles and unpublished color photos of the period will be added all year long.  This is a personal oddesy of the 60s.