Rowena Dykins

abstract painting featuring thick painterly brushstrokes in blues, yellows and pinks

Dusk, Rock Formation Series, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 24″

About the artist:

Rowena Dykins is an abstract painter and installation artist who sets up dynamic fields for the viewer to enter as her materials reflect an aesthetic deeply rooted in the natural history of the earth. Wandering, gathering and listening to nature’s rhythms is a constant source of inspiration. Dykins has created a geo-poetic beauty where paint, colour, purity of gesture and installations infuse the viewer with the power of nature’s energy. Abstraction becomes a language of the earth. From covering a gallery floor with salt, to recreating a stone wall beneath a line of field paintings, this artist conjures nature as a living event.

Rowena Dykins lives on Big Cedar Lake in North Kawartha. She studied fine art at Concordia University, The School of Art and Design at Montreal Museum of Fine Art and at John Abbot College. She teaches in the Durham Region and Peterborough. She attended two Artist residencies, one on Toronto Island and the other in Newfoundland. Dykins has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her most recent solo exhibitions took place in 2011 at The Art Gallery of Peterborough (Riparian) and in 2014 at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (Resonance). Her works are in the collection of the Peterborough Art Gallery and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery.

abstract painting on ledge featuring thick painterly brushstrokes of blues, yellows and pinks

Dusk, Rock Formation Series, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 24″

person on left looking at abstract painting on ledge

Exhibitions

It’s All About ARTISTS Preview Exhibition

Jane LowBeer, String Theory, 2015, monotype on paper, 22" x 28"

Selections: 35th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

Peer Christensen, Park & Lansdowne St., Peterborough, oil on canvas, 2019

Selections: 34th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

Peter Rotter, Looking Up, 2017

33rd Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Rowena Dykins, Lynn River, 2012

Rowena Dykins: Riparian

Rowena Dykins, Toronto Island Series 3

Rowena Dykins: Riparian

Mar 11, 2011 to May 8, 2011