About the Artist:
Growing up in the outdoors of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay, you would think that Steve Rowlands would be inspired to capture, on canvas, the images of nature and the outdoor adventures that have been such an intricate part of his life. Well, he is.
What guides his paintings are images that appear serendipitous, like a 1937 rusted-out Chevy sitting in a field by an old barn where the light, color and brush strokes meld into a texture that exist in his own eyes.
There are a thousand sunsets, says Steve, and they are all beautiful. But my passion for painting is at its greatest when I see something that interests me. Something that looks right, where light and composition align within to give me the “freedom” to create that impression on canvas.
This “freedom” is embedded in Steve’s love for the outdoors. Born in Maryland in 1960, Steve learned to sail with his grandfather and mother. He found himself hauling anchor on Middle River and heading out to the Chesapeake Bay every other weekend
Today, Steve is hard at work on creating his soon to be on-the-road Art Truck. He plans on taking his art to the great outdoors from Maine to Florida. The 24’ step van will get a custom paint job with an art gallery interior. You might just see the Art Truck at a fishing hole near you.