Jeff Rowland’s earliest inspiration to take up art came from the most unlikeliest of sources; notably his Grandmother’s passion for her painting by number set of oils she used to frequent when he was a youngster.
After studying art at North Tyneside College, Jeff became self-employed as a professional artist in 1984. He used this time to experiment with all medium including glass engraving, printing and painting, but always seemed to be drawn back to oil paint.
After a single day sell out of an exhibition in London, Jeff’s reputation took off with further successful exhibitions in Edinburgh and Dublin.
When asked where Rowland draws his inspiration from, the artist admits to being a massive fan of cinema, and cites the acute observations of how weather conditions heighten and to some extent, determine key relationships put under the spotlight in films. He has a passion for film which rely on the onset of dark, brooding skies and the threat and deliverance of hostile elements like rain, thunder and lightening, to reinforce the sense of loss and cumulative ending of certain relationships.