Rowe’s oil paintings are a realistic exploration of people and nature often set within a formal abstract sub textural structure.
Rowe studied at Art Center College of Design in CA attending school while working with adolescences at a psychiatric hospital. After graduation he worked with youth at risk at a boys home and later with gifted children as an Artist in Residence near his home. These experiences instilled in Rowe both compassion and appreciation for the diversity of people and life.
Rowe has worked extensively as an illustrator creating book covers, movie posters, magazine covers, murals and children’s books for major publishers and designers throughout the country. In 2007 Rowe created 12 paintings of endangered species for the United Nations. Rowe’s paintings for Disney Fine Art are exhibited in galleries and shows across the world. He recently returned from an exhibit of his work in Fukuoka Japan.
Currently Rowe is working on a series of realistic figurative oil paintings exploring and offering his views on the wonder and diversity of life.