July 2014

July 27th and I'm captivated by the river. Having moved this summer to the Norfolk Broads, my passion is to get onto the river in a kayak and paddle along the riverbanks watching the dragonflies alighting in the waterlilies and catching glimpses of the silvery flashes of the sun on the wind ripples in the water. I've begun to paint this, starting on paper with acrylic inks, silver and gold leaf. This is one of a seriees of working photographs taken this week along the River Ant.



My studio is in a shared attic at Muspole Street Studios, off Duke Street in Norwich. Visitors are welcome to visit the studio to view this new work on paper together with the back catalogue of works on canvas as shown on this website, please use the Contact page on this website to arrange to call in.




Sandra Rowney


Studio at Muspole Street Studios, Norwich


Sandra has a Master's Degree in Art and Education from Norwich University of the Arts. She is a member of the Norwich 20 Group and the North Norfolk organisation of Visual Artists 'NOVA'

Work in progress

It's been tricky this summer keeping the work flow going as I've moved house from Norwich to Horning in the Norfolk Broads. So much packing and unpacking to do. So much in the house and garden to sort out. The Muspole Street studio has been a sanctuary in the midst of all the chaos at home and has been a pleasure to visit, even if it has been only a few hours in the day. Throughout the move I managed paint a series of painting designs on paper that contained ideas from my sketchbooks.

The tree through the window is an amazing specimen tree I found growing in Minorca. It is known as the Silk Floss Tree, or more correctly, Ceiba speciosa. I spent a pleasant afternoon in Minorca sketching the tree a few years ago and was interested to see what looked like three specimen trees growing in the gardens of Auckland airport this year.

"Guardians of the Silk Floss Tree"
Mixed Media on paper
image size 38cm x 28cm

Last website update 27th July 2014