Jeff Rowland is known for his thought-provoking oil paintings, Jeff Rowland uses his own life experiences to channel emotion into his work.
After studying art at North Tyneside College, Jeff Rowland became a self-employed professional artist. He used this time to experiment with various mediums, including glass engraving, printing and painting.
Following an exhibition at a Northumberland gallery, he took his artwork to London, where it sold out in just one day. From there, he established himself as the talented oil painter he is known as today.
Jeff Rowland explains “I just could not keep away from art. I wanted one more try at being successful. Things began to snowball.”
Jeff Rowland believes that it is essential to get to the very heart of a creative project.
He adds:“I have always been fascinated by two areas of art: the implicit meaning, and the inspiration. I was inspired to paint a rain-soaked street by films I saw at the cinema.
Jeff Rowland Says “I am always inspired to experience what I am about to paint.”
After studying art at North Tyneside College, I became self employed as a professional artist in 1984. I used this time to experiment with all medium including glass engraving, printing and painting, but always seemed to be drawn back to oil paint. Even as a child I can remember my grandmother using oil paint in a paint by numbers set. This caught my attention and I was fascinated with the medium. I always tried other mediums because I found the process of art exciting. At this time, I had a scatter gun approach to art, working in all areas and not really having any one medium to learn my craft. Times became difficult and I had to re-train. In 2000 I did a HND in advertising/illustration as a visualizer, studying at Newcastle. While there I worked on many live briefs and was successful in winning a NEPA award (North East Print Association). – Jeff Rowland