Returning to painting after 30 years of teaching and raising a family, pastel artist Carol Rowan draws painterly inspiration from the beautiful cottage gardens and lush landscapes that surround her home studio. Putting her Masters of Fine Arts degree to work, the tranquil beauty of her art belies her busy schedule of three major solo shows within one year and a rigorous daily painting schedule. Creating while listening to classical music inspires her to imbue her art with riotous color complexities, interesting plays of light, and a sense of energy. Rowan is the recipient of numerous awards amd her works are in many corporate and private collections. She is also actively involved in several art organizations and a regular exhibitor at local galleries.