November 2014

I work in an illustrative way using a variety of media including pens and acrylic inks, gold and silver leaf sometimes with threads and glitter on fine quality paper. My year's work for 2014 can be seen on the Works on Paper page of this website.

The latest bird paintings relate to the Woodpeckers that sat in the cherry tree outside our bedroom window earlier in the year. The pleasure of sitting up in bed with a cuppa watching a woodpecker preening in the early morning sun deserved a painting. The birds in the alder carr refers to the weekly kayaking adventures I make along the River Bure and adjoining rivers in the Norfolk Broads.

My circus work in October was inspired by a visit to the Summer Spectacular Circus at the Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth and having had the fun of taking part in Andrew Logan's Alternative Miss World with the local Molly Dancing Team the Norwich Kitwitches. The two works here are on paper and I'm now continuing with the circus theme on a larger scale on canvas, and about to make the transition for 2015 into oil paints and 22 carat gold leaf finish.

Occasionally I have interesting design commissions which stretch my creative work and allow me to work in 3D or with interesting materials and interesting people. These are all on the Design page of this website.

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.


You are invited to the exhibition
"Norwich 20 Group at Anteros"
with a private view on Friday 28th November 6-8pm

Anteros is in Magdalen Street, Norwich at the city end by the river, and is open Mon - Sat 10-5pm, the exhibition continues until 5 January 2015.

[My work Circus, Circus has been selected for this exhibition and is on the poster and invitation]

My studio at Muspole Street Studios, Norwich

Sandra has a Master's Degree in Art and Education from Norwich University of the Arts. She is an active member of the Norwich 20 Group and the Norfolk Contemporary Art Society.

Recently completed paintings......


"Bramblings in the Alder Carr"
Sandra Rowney
Inks, goldleaf and fibres

Image size aprox 38cm x 28 cm
"Woodpeckers in the Cherry Tree"
Sandra Rowney
Inks and goldleaf

Image size aprox 28cm x 38 cm

"Clowning About"
Sandra Rowney
Inks, metallic paint, gold leaf and glitter
images 37cm square
double mount glazed and framed

"Circus, Circus"
Sandra Rowney
Inks, metallic paint, gold leaf and glitter
images 37cm square
double mount glazed and framed

Last website update 17th November 2014