Originally from England Rowena has been living in Ireland since 1999.
She has previously had nine solo exhibitions and is a recipient of bursaries from the Arts Council (2004), the Arts and Disabilty Awards Ireland (Arts Council and Arts Council of Northern Ireland) (2005, 2007, 2010.) and a Research and Devlopment Award from CREATE, (The Arts Council) 2008.
She received a Tyrone Guthrie award from Offaly County Council in 2009.
Her work is in public and private collections including Laois County Council, Offaly County Council, O.P.W (Irish State Collection) and the H.S.E (health sevice executive.)