The Artist

Ros Rowell is a professional artist , exhibiting widely in Scotland and further afield. She specialises in atmospheric watercolours and is known for her skies. Her work has gone all over the world and she tutors art, as well as painting in watercolour, oils and mixed media in a characteristic expressive style. She has been running Scottish Highland Art since the early 1990s, so has many years of experience as a painter.

Ros is a trained and experienced teacher, with a science as well as art background, so this is to her advantage as she specialises in teaching “painting skills” as well as encouraging creativity. She is experienced in teaching children and adults of all ages and abilities, including those with illnesses and disabilities. She has also written articles on painting skills for the UK magazine “Leisure Painter”.

She lives on a small croft in Torness, Stratherrick, South Loch Ness, half an hour’s drive from the centre of Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland. Her Studio and Gallery is open throughout the year and she runs a comprehensive range of Art Courses, Workshops and Classes as well as displaying and selling work at the Studio, and also exhibiting elsewhere.

Ros runs dynamic, painting classes and workshops. You can book a fun painting session in advance- from £15 per person. No need to have ever painted before! Contact Ros for details.

The Highland Art Studio is situated in magnificent scenery with wonderful views and Ros makes full use of this both in her paintings and in her teaching. Her other enthusiasms include growing fruit and veg. keeping poultry, playing traditional music on accordion, fiddle and mandolin. These influences creep into her work as well as into her teaching! A motto that inspires Ros is that “Art is an act of creation, not of imitation”. A visit to her Studio or to this web-site should hopefully inspire and enthuse visitors and encourage a love of the Scottish landscape and environment and art.

The Studio and Gallery is open throughout the year and she runs a comprehensive range of Art Courses, Workshops and Classes as well as displaying and selling a wide range of paintings.