Artist: Carol Rowan
Title: Garden With Red and Purple
Size: 21" x 40"
Paper (Sheet) Size: 28.5" x 47"
Edition: Signed and Numbered, Limited Edition to 195
Medium: Giclée on Somerset Velvet Paper
About the Artist: The passions of Carol Rowan are evident in her pastel paintings. Viewing them one may discover a colorful flower garden drenched with sunlight, or perhaps a patio shaded by a vine covered pergola, a luncheon table set with lace, crystal goblets and bowls of fruits and flowers bringing to mind the delights of a languid summer afternoon or a scene from a romantic opera. The velvety and rich hued pastel chalks on paper that the artist employs to create her images are especially suited to the visions she intends to evoke. "In all of my art I try to capture a feeling of warmth and a sense of light and energy. The subjects are from my immediate environment." Sundays she may be found working in her studio, listening to an opera with the aroma of a roast or soup coming from the kitchen.
Carol holds an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art and has been employed as an art teacher in the Illinois and Wisconsin school systems. Her work is included in numerous private and corporate collections including: Northwestern Mutual l Life Insurance, Miller Brewing and Beta Systems.