Rowan was born in Scotland and trained in Fine Art (Painting) at Bath Academy of Art, where she also studied printmaking and photography.
She worked as a photographer for many years, setting up community darkrooms and teaching in Bristol, as well as establishing a picture library of her own photos, which she still runs.
She has now returned to work as a full time artist, after also qualifying and working as a Medical Herbalist for 15 years - her love of plants and interest in botany appear as a constant theme!
Her passion for nature as well as art and light have come together in an abiding interest in stained glass, and she was able to start her training at Hereford Art College over 10 years ago.
She now feels this medium perfectly combines her love of image making using drawing, painting & colour and changing light, and is intrigued by the way a piece of glass can influence and transform the atmosphere of a space.