In search of Turner
Lesley Ann Rowe
An exhibition of landscape paintings, of locations in Great Britain made famous by the English artist, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851). These recent works, by artist Lesley Ann Rowe, have been completed from studies she made in-situ while travelling in Turner’s footsteps. The exhibition was curated by Joan Kelly.
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 9 February at 6:30pm by Saul Eslake, independent economist, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tasmania and Chair of the Ten Days on the Island Board.
Lesley Anne Rowe was born in London in 1944. She studied art and fabric design at the Sheffield College of Art during the early 1960s. She immigrated to Australia in 1990 and eventually became well known as a miniature painter.
She moved from New South Wales to Mengha in the far North West of Tasmania in 2003, where she continued to work in the miniature format but the rich and varied colours of the rainforests and the coastlines of the west coast influenced her to paint much larger and more dramatic works than before.