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