Today we wake up to the sad news that Jeff Rowland has sadly passed away. The Original Art Shop team in Hanley and Trentham knew Jeff not only as an artist, whose work we have sold over many years, but as a colleague that touched our hearts through his work and his friendship.
As he fought on through his long period of cancer, he inspired us with his fortitude that shunned the pain and suffering this terrible illness brings and that so many of our friends and loved ones unfortunately have to endure.
Jeff continued to work and create art through his illness to such an exceptional standard, evoking romance and love through his depiction of couples in love.
The whole team here are immensely proud to have been able to represent his work over the years and now take heart that many of our and other galleries’ clients that have one or more of Jeff’s masterpieces in their homes now own a little bit of Jeff. The love and sensitivity he poured into his work exudes through the great number of editions and originals that Jeff created throughout his career and this now lives on in those pieces of art for all those who view them for the many years to come.
Jeff we loved as a friend and the man you were but also through your art. It brought us into your world of sentiment, emotion and love. You live on in what you have created, thank you for leaving behind you this wonderful legacy. Rest in peace Jeff.