Since graduating in Fine Art from Reading University in 1982, Rowena continues to embrace colourfield painting with confidence and passion. In 2010 she relocated from Aberdeen to Glasgow where she exhibits regularly., working from her WASPS studio in the Gallowgate. Her work has been purchased by a number of major collections and she continues to exhibit at home and abroad.
In 2011 she was shortlisted for the Aspect Prize, exhibiting at the Fleming Collection in London. In 2012 Rowena was awarded Professional Development funding from Creative Scotland enabling her to accept a residency in America.
She is a professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists and a past president of the Scottish Artists Union; she is currently a member of the Paisley Art Institute management committee.