Carol Rowan works and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she transforms her surroundings into luminous portraits of color and light. After receiving her Masters of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Carol pursued teaching and raised a family in the seventies and early 80's. For the last ten years her primary focus has been fine art. Working in pastels, her style has centered upon color relationships, the presence of light, and a radiant energy. Many of her inspirations come from her flower gardens and home.
Carol is the recipient of numerous awards and is included in the permanent collections of Miller Brewing, Northeastern Mutual Life, and Quad Graphics. She is active in several art organizations and exhibits at two local galleries. In 1998 Carol retired from teaching and enjoys creating art full-time.