Rowena's formation as an artist has evolved through a meditative consideration of the beauty of the visual world around her, seeking to bring her perception of its wonder into her work. Her paintings are enhanced by a sensitivity to elements of light and space underlined by strong draughtsmanship. Mediterranean light in recent trips to Morocco and Greece has inspired new subject matter. Her work also draws inspiration from the Scottish colourist tradition and The Edinburgh School of 20th century artists.
Rowena trained formally through a two-year diploma in Portraiture at Heatherley's School of Art in London, following a History of Art degree at the University of Edinburgh.
2017 Coburg House Open Studios, Edinburgh
2015 Group Exhibition, Maspie House Gallery, Fife
2013 'Winter Exhibition', Medici Gallery, London
2012 'Take 5', Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh
'Serendipdity' & 'Double Lives', The Pepper Gallery, London
2010 'Take 5', Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh
2006 The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle
2004 'Scottish Women', National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
2003 'Scottish Portraits', Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh
1999 Contemporary Figurative Art', Affordable Art Fair, London