Rowena McPherson, Artist


Rowena McPherson, that’s me, or at least the name I am called. I am an introvert, a mom, a graphic designer, a wife, a thinker, a photographer, a dreamer, an artist. Though I am largely self-taught, I received my BFA from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Away from Mouse Island Creatives, I am currently the Coordinator of Graphic Design, Social Media and Photography at my alma mater. I live in Perham, Maine, with my husband and partner in everything, Shawn, a photographer and writer extraodinaire, and our two rapidly growing boys, Weldon and Jacoby. I am also Mama to my beautiful, artistic, and highly driven daughter, Arianna.

I am extremely fortunate to work with my husband in our photography studio Mouse Island Photography as a founding partner and lead shooter. I am often struck by the need to recreate captured moments in watercolor and charcoal portraits from the stills. With his encouragement, we now offer this service as an add-on to our photography.

When I am not creating artwork from photos or from my own imaginings, I live the Wicked Good Life. I am blessed to be a busy creative who loves to travel and read books on the beach.