Fashion Doll

Fashion…What lies beneath

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So today was last Residency day at Art Fix….what a fantastic, productive week it’s been…….

I’ve been inspired by the works of Alexander Mc Queen from the Savage Beauty Show at the Victoria and Albert MuseumInspired from edgy trends and beautiful things to adorn my dolls, there is also a darker side to my thoughts…..underneath the aesthetics of Fashion lies dark truths….exploited interns being used for slave labour for high end Fashion Brands and slave labour in sweat shops for lower priced high street labels.

Sometimes I forget this….shop in certain places as I love the clothes and they’re affordable (fast fashion) but then feel sad when i think of the reason they’ve been made so cheaply.  I also adore Illustrating Fashion and exploring the craftsmanship behind these couture and high end labels…so I’m torn! My dolls  fit this image perfectly, aesthetic and sweet but real they’re not.10957127_10152893142197982_6341080444841026952_n 11070256_10152893143947982_641999569661975449_n 11070755_777074269043246_4059619679887668155_n 11081004_10152893142612982_4445612722004641937_n 11081205_10152893176132982_2372686264584680241_n

Scratch the Surface….delivered

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So after months of labour and beading my 60x30inch artwork; ‘Scratch the Surface’ was ready to be exhibited……it was a stressful journey from Canary Wharf to Notting Hill by tube (not to mention the rain and wind when walking from stations) but I’m delighted to say it arrived un-damaged and in one piece; all ready for Debut Contemporary’s February Private View….I can’t wait to see her up!

‘Scratch the Surface’ 2014

60×30 inches

Acrylic, ink, gesso and beading on canvas

Veronica Rowland Scratch the Surface 2014


CPG Gallery Annual Open #29

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On Wednesday I saw one of my ‘Surreal Fashion Doll’ series up at CPG Gallery for the first time:– where it is being exhibited as part of the Annual Open #29.

The Exhibition finishes on Sunday 1st December so I strongly recommend going along for a look; it is a wonderful exhibition showcasing over 350 Artists work, with a hugely diverse range of styles and mediums.


New work.

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Here are some developments of my new 60 x 30 inch painting, this lady has a dark side ………

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Fashion Doll



Fashion Doll solo exhibition @ The Mori and Stein Gallery.

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Just a reminder that I’ll be holding a solo one night exhibition at the Mori and Stein Gallery Space (Camberwell) from 18.00 onwards on Tuesday 8th January.

It will be a fantastic night so please come along!


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Space Doll Throw

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My 7 ft Space Doll does make a rather fabulous bed throw: