The Liberty of the individual: ‘Beyond Space and Time’
When Andre Breton described his surrealist world as ‘beyond space and time’ he introduced a liberating concept. I have worked to bring into my art new thoughts and feelings seeking after a personal freedom in the aesthetic experience. I want to create artworks that liberate the personality, yet balance the subconscious delights of chance possible in spontaneity and a consciously considered formal arrangement of colours and shapes. My art is concerned with revealing an alternative way to imagine the human condition, and to express the experience of those ideas and thoughts in an exciting aesthetic manner. I hope my paintings open up to viewers an alternative way of sensing life beyond the limits of nature where space and form create a universe of ideas and suggestions that stimulate the imagination.
Since graduating in Fine Art from Reading University in 1982, Rowena
continues to embrace colourfield painting with confidence and passion. In 2010
she relocated from Aberdeen to Glasgow where she exhibits regularly. Her work has been purchased by a number
of major collections and she continues to exhibit at home and abroad.
In 2011 she was shortlisted for the Aspect Prize, exhibiting at the Fleming Collection in London.
In 2012 Rowena was awarded Professional Development funding from Creative Scotland enabling her to accept a residency in America.
Rowena is a professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists and a past president of the Scottish Artists Union