Rowena Evans loves to use both words and pictures. She has a B.A. in Visual Arts from the UNSW, Sydney and has worked for over 20 years variously as an artist, writer, freelance illustrator, cartoonist and art tutor.
Rowena has lived on bread and cheese in every country in western Europe, fallen in flooded streams in New Zealand, been ski touring in Australia and Norway and has only been lost in a blizzard once. Highlights of her career range from being a professional fairy to website marketing consultation.
A versatile musician, Rowena’s credits include recorder, singing, French horn, tenor horn and guitar.
An accomplished performer and speaker, she has recorded segments for ABC Radio National’s Bush Telegraph, entertained locally and conducted workshops for school children in writing and illustration.
Rowena was awarded an illustration mentorship with the Australian Society of Authors in May 2007 for her story The Incredible Shrinking Elephant.
The daughter of the late maritime historian Vaughan Evans, (whose collection of books formed the basis of the library of the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney) Rowena is also the granddaughter of late illustrator and author Pixie O’Harris.