Carl Rowe

After many years of painting and exploring lands near and far, I am saying in my paintings that the land, our land,, is aesthetic, fragile, evocative, and worthy of close attention and study simply for its own sake. It is our home, it is what we all share, and it defines us in ways we don't always understand.

  • Painting
Artist Bio

Boise ID resident Carl Rowe has been a professional landscape painter since 1995. His paintings reveal nature's evocative forms through dramatic lighting that feels both realistic and abstract. This approach is an extension of his life-long involvement in theater and dance. His work has been represented in galleries in Boise and Ketchum ID, Portland and Bend OR, Santa Monica and San Francisco CA, Billings MT, and Jackson WY. 

In 2001 he won the Governor's Award for Excellence In The Arts and received the Mayor's Award for Excellence In The Arts in 2015. He has been in two Boise Art Museum's Triennial Exhibitions and was given the Culture and Conservation Award by the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley. In 2019 Carl was the Idaho Conservation League's Artist in Residence. The City of Boise owns three of his works in its Chronicle Collection. Over 600 of Carl's paintings enliven the walls of corporations, public spaces, and private homes throughout the U.S, including former Idaho governor Phil Batt, Blue Cross of Idaho, Banner Bank, and St Luke's and St Alphonsus Hospitals.

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