About - Windy Tree
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The Artist
Rowan grew up in Crescent Beach, BC and has lived in Vancouver BC, Kugluktuk Nunavut, Mudge Island BC, and now makes his home in Nanoose Bay, Vancouver Island BC.  As a self taught artist, Rowan has found that the journey to becoming a full time artist has given him a strong sense of duty for his work.  He has displayed his work at over 70 shows across the country and met thousands of people that have connected to his work.  As the connections became more and more accessible the passion to push himself to a higher level of detail and a higher level of intension grew and has expanded.   Honored by the response, Rowan has dedicated himself to patience and the pursuit of the subtle on behalf of those that support his work.

The Process

Through reverence, nature is my guide.  The process starts by collecting selected fallen branches while out hiking through Vancouver Island and BC’s Gulf Island forests or from folks cleaning up their yards.  Making these artifacts is modest work.  I entirely loose myself in the creation of these artifacts and enjoy the connections the work brings to the countless beautiful people along the way. I feel fortunate to be able to create one of a kind art for a living. Each piece is individually selected and ‘asks’ what image to cut using a freehand design on the scroll saw bringing me into peaceful and meditative place where I feel the spirit of the arbutus.

Let nature be your guide.