about glenda rowett
Glenda Rowett is an Australian artist from Bordertown, South Australia, where her modern Studio and Gallery are located. Here she exhibits both original paintings and prints, which are reproduced on canvas, watercolour paper and other media.
Australian Landscape Paintings
Glenda draws inspiration for her Australian landscape paintings from her life in the country’s breathtaking rural and remote areas.
Through her affinity with farm life, Glenda’s paintings of horses, particularly the hard-working draught horses, are renowned for capturing the simplicity of bygone days. Her original paintings of these much loved animals have fulfilled clients’ dreams of preserving family and regional histories.
Many of Glenda’s paintings reflect her love of the greater Bordertown South Australia region, particularly the Poocha wetlands. Her original art uses colour and texture to bring the Australian landscape to life, using light and shade interplay and expressive brush strokes to transform familiar scenes into extraordinary pieces.
The Australian landscape provides Glenda the visual stimulus to capture what one early settler described as:
...the whole appearance of nature must be striking in the extreme to the adventurer, and at first this will seem to him to be a country of enchantments.
- Thomas Watling, Letters From An Exile in Botany Bay, To His Aunt in Dumfries, 1794
Her Australian landscape paintings have found homes in private residences and businesses all over the world, and add the beauty and warmth of the Australian countryside wherever they hang.
Glenda’s flower and bird collections, including the very popular Impressionistic flowers, have been very warmly received by visitors both to her Gallery and to her website and online store. Very much ‘decorator’ pieces, such has been their popularity that they are now available in prints, placemats, coasters and cards.
Inspired African Collection
Traveling in Africa led Glenda to the creation of her African art collection. These paintings and prints are especially popular with clients who have visited that continent and who recognise this unique opportunity to acquire locally a lasting memento of their travels.
About Glenda Rowett
Glenda Rowett was born in 1952 in Bordertown in the Upper South East (Limestone Coast) of South Australia. She was raised on a farm 7 km from Bordertown, opposite the Poocha* Swamp Wetlands and Game Reserve.
Glenda began drawing, particularly her much-loved horses, at an early age, and began painting in oils at the age of twenty-six. Widely recognised for her paintings that reflect the Australian countryside and farm life, particularly majestic red gums and much-loved draught horses, her versatility is reflected in the fine detail of her flower and bird collections.
She has been successful at many exhibitions and competitions, and has held held solo exhibitions of her landscape, flower and horse painting collections.
Her modern gallery, open to visitors by appointment, exhibits her original art and prints, along with other decorator and gift items based upon her art.
* Poocha is an Australian aboriginal word meaning ‘a place of good water’