My acrylic paintings are color studies which record my impressions of the effects of color and light upon the landscapes I visit and observe. I love to juxtapose unlikely colors to establish movement and luminosity.
I have always been surrounded by art. My mother was a painter and wood engraver, and she took me to artist's studios, classes, and museums from early childhood through high school. These experiences led me to majoring in art in college, continuing to paint, and later, becoming a secondary school art teacher.
A major highlight in my life as an artist was a 3-Generation Art Show held in Oakland, CA in 1996 featuring paintings, woodcuts and wood engravings by my mother, Margarete Erdmann, landscape paintings by me, and acrylic paintings and metal sculpture by my son, Douglas Rowell.