Rowson, Hugh T

Elected to RSW 1980

Artists Statement

I seek to bring life to inanimate objects in a variety of mediums. Personal poems are juxtaposed to create watercolour fluidity. I typically transfer images from thumb-nail sketches to completed paintings. I also create spatial ambiguity with the use of strong, meaningful, pattern and decoration as common themes in a symbolic language


My nationality is British/Scottish
1965-70 - Gray's School of Art (RGIT/RGU) Aberdeen studied Fine Art including post diploma scholarship (High commend)
1970 - 71 - Certificate in Art Education, Aberdeen College of Education including educational survey of Shetland
1972 - 76 - Open University Batchelor of Arts degree (Art History and Humanities)
1997 - Exhibition at Peacock Printmakers, Aberdeen/ drawings and paintings
1999 and 2010 - Stonehaven Riverside Gallery/ paintings drawings and printmaking
2003 - Peacock Visual arts exhibition of relief printmaking
2013 - Aberdeen The Rendezvous Gallery exhibition of watercolours and paintings
2000 - to present regular exhibitor at RSW exhibitions in Scotland


1971 - Travel Scholarship, Scottish Education Department
Visit to Italy, Greece and Turkey including study at the annex of Athens Art School on the Island of Hydra.

Selected Exhibitions

1971 - Chemistry Department, Aberdeen University
1971 - Group Exhibition, Aberdeen Arts Centre
1971- Scholarship Exhibition, Gray's School of Art
1980-2007 - RSW Exhibitions, Edinburgh and Dundee
1997 - One Man Exhibition, Peacock Printmaking, Aberdeen
2003 - Exhibition/Relief Prints, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
1999 - Exhibition, The Riverside Gallery Stonehaven
2007 - Exhibition, The Riverside Gallery Stonehaven
1971 - Area Survey of Shetland, Aberdeen College of Education

Public Collections

Gray's School of Art / The Robert Gordon University Aberdeen
Grampian Hospitals Art collection, Aberdeen
Various private collections, throughout Britain.

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