Jeff Rowland Art
Jeff Rowland a North East English artist born 29 January 1964 and died 16 November 2018.
I originally started this website as a “fan” page for Jeff – with his approval and support.
Following his death, from Leukaemia, I was supported by his family
and encouraged to continue as a lasting tribute to the memory of the late Jeff Rowland and his artwork.
C Jeff Rowland 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 local success, exhibiting in Northumberland and eventually later in London. Increasing sales enabled him to continue working towards his desired career as a full-time artist.
Jeff 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.
Jeff ROWLAND (Tynemouth)
Very peacefully in hospital on 16th November, aged 54 years. Local Artist. Dearly loved Dad of Chris. Beloved Brother of Helen. Loved Uncle of Amy & Great Uncle to Cole. Friends please meet for service at Tynemouth Crematorium on Thursday 29th November at 12.45pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to St Oswald’s Hospice for which a donation box will be available at the service.
There are three pieces in the collection, ‘Forever Autumn’, ‘You Kept Me Warm’ and ‘I’ve Missed You’. Each piece offers a snapshot of the same couple, sharing a moment together.
Jeff Rowland is celebrated for his fantastic rainy scenes that offer an open narrative where the viewer can imagine what is happening. Anyone who has felt love and intimacy can relate to his emotive paintings. Jeff Rowland paints from his studio on the North East Coast, near Newcastle and claims his inspiration for painting rain-soaked streets comes from his love of cinema. Using a traditional film noir-inspired style, Rowland works into each piece exposing the tiny details, whilst allowing the viewer to make their own interpretation. Jeff talks about his work.
A Selection of photos of Jeff at work are below.
Click Here for a selection gallery of his artwork.