Keays Rowles began painting as a child, recording the dramatic
mountain and marine views of Quebec’s Gaspé peninsula,
on the shore of which she was raised. Her first formal
training in art took place at the Montreal Museum of Fine
Art, where she worked with Arthur Lismer, best known for
his membership in Canada’s famed Group of Seven.
Returning to her first love, visual art, after a long career
in fashion, she further honed her skills by studying with
well-known artists including Robert Carsten, Charles Gruppé,
Albert Handell, Morgan Samuel Price and William Schultz.
Her work has been exhibited and sold in Canada, Vermont,
and Florida, and is regularly exhibited in Gallery 14 in
Vero Beach, Florida, of which she is a founding member.
Barbara divides her time between Vero
Beach, Florida; Dorset, Vermont; and Canada’s Gaspé Peninsula; in addition to painting, her interests include
horseback riding and gardening.
Barbara enjoys hearing from other artists
as well as those who see her work, and welcomes comments
and questions at Barbara@BarbaraRowles.com