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Richard Rowan

Lives and works: Wimbledon, London
“By capturing the movement of light, I encourage my viewers to feel as if they are there in the moment. ”

From braving the Icelandic wilderness to traversing the towering mountains of Norway, Richard’s glass landscapes are fuelled by a passion for nature and travel.

Inspiration

Known for his reverse technique of painting – in which he paints backwards on the opposite side of a sheet of glass – Richard says he is on a constant learning curve. The medium enables him to achieve a much smoother gradient and colour spectrum than canvas. In turn, his natural phenomena are brought to life.

His unconventional method was honed using glass from the local tip whilst working at Formula One. Inspired by the art of J.M.W. Turner, he became fascinated by the power of light.

Richard says: “I am inspired by the magnificence and splendour of the natural environment. By capturing the movement of light, I try to encourage my viewers to feel as if they are there in the moment.”

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Inside the world of Richard Rowan

Richard is known for his back-to-front painting technique, whereby he paints in oil on the opposite side of the glass (something he admits has taken a lot of practice!). The glass is then baked in a makeshift box, where it dries out over two weeks. Following this, he scratches out the paint to add detail. 

He adds: "Instead of painting with acrylics, decorating paints or inks - in my eyes an abomination - I discovered the reflection of light . It was in this moment that my life started."

Richard's studio is at the end of the garden at his Victorian house near Wimbledon. He spends most of the day in his artspace, often working on up to five paintings at once. Once his children return from school, he enjoys some family time before getting back to his art. 

Latest events

Richard Rowan | Artist appearance

We are delighted to invite you to meet Richard Rowan and be the first to access his stunning new collection, Twilight.

Richard's latest release represents how calm and peaceful the world is, painting the natural beauty that is often missed. Explore the Twilight sky and immerse yourself in these tranquil pieces at our Milton Keynes gallery.

Richard Rowan | Exhibition

You will have a chance to see a wide selection of Richard's original and limited edition artworks. You may even learn a secret or two about his 'back to front' technique of painting in oils on glass!

Richard Rowan | Artist appearance

You will have a chance to see a wide selection of Richard's original and limited edition artworks. You may even learn a secret or two about his 'back to front' technique of painting in oils on glass!

From the blog

Fine Art Collector | Spring 2019

We're excited to present our brand new edition of Fine Art Collector magazine! From exclusive interviews with artists and sneak-peeks of new releases to an art glossary, we have something for every art fan.

Richard Rowan: how to paint on glass

Ever wondered how Richard Rowan creates his glass masterpieces? Read this article to get an insight into the unusual reverse technique of the skyscapes artist.

Magazines and brochures

Fine Art Collector | Spring 2019

The Spring  2019 issue of Fine Art Collector is brimming with insights and news from the art world, as well as all of your favourite artists.

Richard Rowan | Twilight

Synonymous with the witching hour, twilight is a fleeting glimpse of tranquillity when things are not quite as they seem. This ethereal crossover between light and dark, night and day, is captured by oil painter Richard Rowan in his powerful new collection, Twilight.  

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