BIOGRAPHY OF ROSEMARIE HEATHER DOWELL
Rosemarie Heather Dowell was born and lived in Germany until the age of twelve when in 1955 she and her family moved to the United States. As a child she observed many things in nature and art came to her naturally.
She studied in California and received degrees in Art and Interior Design. The latter became her profession.
In 1965 Rosemarie married Gerald William Dowell a prominent designer and artist in Los Angeles. Together they spent one year traveling in Europe studying the art and architecture of that continent. In 1972 they moved to British Columbia, Canada. There Rosemarie published her book of pen and ink drawings entitled "Birds of Bowen" One of her commissioned paintings is on exhibit in the City Hall of Vancouver, B.C.
In the 1980's Rosemarie and Gerald moved back to the United States and settled on Bainbridge Island in Washington. There they authored the book "Images of Bainbridge Island", holds a collection of Rosemarie's poems and pen and ink drawings and Gerald's watercolor paintings.
Rosemarie's has taught many classes in drawing and painting.
She welcomes private students and commissions. Her artworks are collected internationally and she has shown her work in numerous galleries in Los Angeles California, Vancouver British Columbia and Seattle Washington.
Statement of Philosophy
As the writer's pen flows on paper, telling of life's adventures, fulfilling the soul and stirring the imagination, so my brush fills the canvas with images in vivid colors, capturing places from the yesterday to the now.
Hoping to connect with the viewer and giving him or her the gift of a shared thought or experience and joy or maybe connecting in the mutual love and respect for nature... that is my mission.
BIOGRAPHY OF GERALD WILLIAM DOWELL
Gerald William Dowell is a graduate of the Los Angeles Art Center College of Design and has had a successful career in Interior Design. Gerald and Rosemarie Heather Dowell have collaborated since 1965 when the two married in Southern California. As talented Artists and Interior Designers they drew and painted, taught and marketed their skills in three major metropolitan areas: Los Angeles, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seattle, Washington.
Gerald is now retired, devoting his time to fine art. His paintings, prints and greeting cards display his love of nature and outdoor activities.
Gerald welcomes commissions. He has done paintings of client's houses, boats, and in one case the Four Seasons of Bainbridge Island. If the commission is a local subject, he can take photos and sketch the composition.
Gerald has worked also with the clients own reference material. Boats can be placed in the clients favorite setting.
STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
Art is communication, an unspoken message between the artist and the viewer.
If my art inspires pleasant thoughts of the viewers own experiences, then it is successful.