Story-telling art of your memories, beautifully evoked


South Island Art is about capturing and celebrating your unique combination of travel stories and home style.

I’m Rowana, and for nearly 20 years I’ve been creating art to match my customers home decor, honing my signature style of stripes and colour into distinct pieces for your home.

Starting with paintings in my teens, to the range of art prints and homeware I now create, every piece begins with three things (a photo, hand-drawn sketch and colour moodboard) to capture the feel of your favourite locations.

Having trained from art school to a degree and profession in Graphic Communication, I know how to combine design, paper and print to create unforgettable visuals that bring your memories to life.

Photo by Alex Dias Photography

Photo by Alex Dias Photography

Wow I love it! It looks great in situ. I love it so much, I want another.
— Hannah, London

A signature style as individual as your home

South Island Art Colours
Travel inspiration

My passion for colour and travel means you can count on eye-catching palettes and memorable designs. I choose colours based on those by interior paint brands so that my art adds the perfect finishing touch to your home decor. Pieces can be customised to your style in colour and size, or commissioned to tell your personal story.

It’s been a real pleasure having you bring our journey to life...I love it!! You’ve done an amazing job.
— Becky, London

My art prints are professionally printed in the UK using Fine Art Trade Guild approved archival inks and paper, so you can be sure they last a lifetime and look as beautiful in decades to come. The Ready-made collection of prints are all limited editions of 20-60 for exclusive art few others will have.

Thanks so much for your work - it’s been such an easy and enjoyable process!
— Emma, Herts
Paint colour inspiration | South Island Art

To talk more about crafting the perfect piece of art for your home, just email me.


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South Island Art Travel, Art and Colour

Travel, art & colour

A love for travel, photography, a graphic design background, combined with commission requests for art in colours to match a person's home decor led to the start of South Island Art.