Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print




Joe Rowell, Roanoke
Member Since August 2009
Artist Statement I graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2004 with a Bachelors of Fine Art in illustration. In 2005, I moved to London to pursue a Masters of illustration from Camberwell College of Arts. Much of my time in London was spent researching at the British Library and working long hours in my studio. Upon graduation, I was bestowed the honor of Masters with Distinction, which is only given to a select few for their aptitude and high marks in the program. The University also purchased some of my art works from the graduate exhibition for the school's private collection. I returned to Virginia in 2006 and began working as an artist from Studios on the Square, which is an open studio that houses several artists in downtown Roanoke. In 2007, I caught the attention of Pamela Jean Gallery and became a represented artist for the gallery. During this time I was hired as an instructor for the Foundation Art Department at Virginia Western Community College, where I have found the challenges of art instruction rewarding for the positive impact I have on the students. I soon earned a good reputation in the department, and was teaching a full-time course load while remaining under the status of adjunct instructor. In 2008, I created an extensive body of work based on the research I did on Dante Alighieri’s Inferno. When completed, I produced an exhibit with 60 images and gave a lecture at the Olin Gallery at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. After the exhibit I was invited by the Dante Alighieri Society to give a lecture and a private showing of my work. Currently I am working with Pamela Jean Gallery for a future exhibit that will feature torn pages from a collection of my sketchbooks.

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Product No 2286332
Subjects Fantasy, Mythology, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Style Contemporary
Medium
Tags Joe, Rowell, art, drawing, giclee, greek, illustration, mythology, painting, print, watercolor