jeff rowland was born in 1964 – he recalled being inspired to create art from a young age, as he watched his grandmother working with oil paints. he studied art at newcastle tyneside college, and made his first attempt at becoming a self-employed professional artist in 1984. after struggling to find success, he was determined to hone his focus and skills, and studied advertising and illustration at the newcastle school of design. following this, rowland was able to create a collection that earned him great success, exhibiting in northumberland and then in london. increasing sales enabled him to continue working in his desired career as a full-time artist. rowland was known for the commitment he showed to his work, and to creating art that was truly authentic. he immersed himself in the scenes he created – for example, before painting a series of scenes featuring fishermen and trawlers, he went out on a north sea trawler to experience the work first hand. in the latter years of his life, rowland was based in the north east of england, where he was able to find inspiration for his ongoing works. he died in 2018 at the age of 55, following a battle with leukaemia.

jeff rowland ‘the reluctant passenger’ original

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Medium: Acrylic

Format: Original on canvas

Size: 60 x 75cm

Signed: Yes

Condition: Excellent

Provenance: Original sales invoice

jeff rowland was best known for artworks that speak to the romantic in all of us – the drama of the rain, used to highlight the cinematic snippets of romance and passion shown beneath the storm clouds.

this original railway scene is a superb example of jeff’s work, with couple standing in sweeping rain, a sense of urgency suggested in the steaming train engine behind them…

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jeff rowland was born in 1964 – he recalled being inspired to create art from a young age, as he watched his grandmother working with oil paints. he studied art at newcastle tyneside college, and made his first attempt at becoming a self-employed professional artist in 1984. after struggling to find success, he was determined to hone his focus and skills, and studied advertising and illustration at the newcastle school of design. following this, rowland was able to create a collection that earned him great success, exhibiting in northumberland and then in london. increasing sales enabled him to continue working in his desired career as a full-time artist. rowland was known for the commitment he showed to his work, and to creating art that was truly authentic. he immersed himself in the scenes he created – for example, before painting a series of scenes featuring fishermen and trawlers, he went out on a north sea trawler to experience the work first hand. in the latter years of his life, rowland was based in the north east of england, where he was able to find inspiration for his ongoing works. he died in 2018 at the age of 55, following a battle with leukaemia.

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