About Rowena McPherson

Who is the Artist Rowena McPherson?

Rowena McPherson runs an artist studio whos practice embodies the expression of the inner necessity. Inner Necessity as defined by Wassily Kandinski, one of her greatest artistic influences, is a three-prong strategy.

  1. Each artist expresses their individual voice
  2. An artist speaks for their times
  3. An artist as an artist

It is the innate need to create, to give form to the formless. Intimately tied to the desire to create, is the study of process, the peeling back of layers of self-doubt and social expectations.

Because Rowena’s focus is on process and expression, the end-result is widely varied. Her work ranges from large-scale, colorful and textural abstract paintings; to tightly rendered graphite portraits, bordering on photo-realism. She has lent this artistic photorealistic talent to Mouse Island Photography studio as an add-on product. As a partner and lead shooter for the studio, after capturing the moments, she crafts both watercolor and charcoal portraits from the stills.


Want to know more about Rowena McPherson?

Rowena is a graphic designer, photographer, and artist originally from Castle Hill, Maine. Though she is largely self-taught, she received her BFA from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Away from Mouse Island Creatives, she is currently the Coordinator of Graphic Design, Social Media and Photography. She lives in Perham, Maine, with her author husband, Shawn who rights under the pseudonym Liam Kingman, and is bonus Mom to two entertaining sons, Weldon and Jacoby; and a talented and artistically driven daughter, Arianna.

When she is not creating stunning artwork from either images captured at Mouse Island Photography or from her imagination, she lives the Wicked Good Life. As a founding partner at Mouse Island Creatives, she is a busy creative who loves to travel and read books on the beach.