Jeff Rowland, born in North Tyneside, England (1964 – 2018). Known for his rain-soaked oil paintings during a career than spanned over 30 years, Jeff combined a romantic 1950s feel with his signature rain motif.
The anonymous kissing couple in his artworks represents a feeling of togetherness. 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. When broached on the subject, Rowland enthusiastically talks of his fascination with and for the painted medium, and more pertinently how he then went on to experiment with other materials after his initial exposure to oils.
Jeff said: “I’m never happier than when I’ve got a paintbrush in my hand. Over the years, I have started to choose more intense colours to create a focal point – a refuge if you will – from the rain.”