Juxtaposing Social Comment – Michael Rowland, Painter

An eye hunting artistic content with sufficient challenges to drive intense work has drawn Michael Rowland more determinedly into the realm of surrealistic fantasy. Generally a landscape artist and architectural documentarian, the fantasy element has provided him with a new mode for social commentary, and sparked a passion for the exploration of expression itself, and […]

Michael Rowland – New Zealand Painter

Let's Do Lunch by Michael Rowland - Photo Theresa Sjoquist

In 2004, Michael Rowland and his wife, Jan, abandoned Mt Eden  where their lives had been centred for many years, and moved to  Oratia on Auckland’s West Coast.  For Michael the move constituted a  shift to full-time painting, while Jan, who worked as a primary school teacher, supported him, and continues to provide the emotional […]