Visiting Noxubee Refuge in August, Thomas Veitch Cowsert, the artist in resident, is a native Mississippian who now resides in Madrid, Spain. His parents, Virginia Veitch Cowsert and William S. Cowsert, both grew up in Starkville, Ms. Cowsert has degrees from Presbyterian College and the University of South Carolina in business administration and international business science. After working many years in banking, Cowsert moved to Spain in 1996 to work as a full-time artist.
Currently residing in Madrid, his artwork has been exhibited in Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga, Marbella, Ibiza, Toledo, France, Italy, Ireland, Switzerland, and the United States. His paintings can be found in the private collections of politicians, actresses, bullfighters, and the King of Spain, Felipe.