August 2017

Hello From Jeff and myself,
Sorry for the long gaps between an update from artist Jeff Rowland.

You’ll recall he was in and out of the hospital – and to be honest, at the time I wanted to protect his privacy and personal health problems. Today I can reveal a little more; there is both good and bad news..

Let’s get rid of the bad news first.
He has now been discharged from the hospital and they said they have done all they can. After a long period of time, he has undergone numerous blood transfusions, scans, chemotherapy and many days in the hospital. Regrettably, they are unable to “cure” him of Leukemia (a type of “Cancer”.) He was therefore discharged and in fact was told his condition was terminal.

The good news.

That was in May and the very good news is he is now much improved and is confounding the doctors!!! Regular check ups have revealed an improvement in his blood cell counts and to quote Jeff “Feeling so good and my hair has grown back”. I am sure you will agree this is all good news – I attach a recent photo of Jeff, below, so you can see for yourself how well he looks!

Photo of Jeff Rowland

Jeff Rowland 28/07/17

Jeff is back painting and I’ve been told 3 new limited editions will be released by Castle Galleries late September/October. Furthermore, in celebration of his recovery, Jeff is off on holiday later this month to Italy. I can see images, already,  in my mind of his signature couple in Rome by the colosseum, by the leaning tower of Pisa, maybe Florence and even the ancient Roman city ruins of Pompeii near modern Naples. I can’t wait.

I spotted a Jeff Rowland limited edition framed giclee signed print

” Late Night Manhatten” on Ebay today with a starting bid of only £99

Below is a quick Link to all the current Jeff Rowland items for sale …… Good Luck!

CLICK HERE

I hope to continue with more updates of Jeff’s recovery next time – until then Thanks for your continued support.

On behalf of Jeff and myself,
Brian

My Hearts Desire by Jeff Rowland
My Hearts Desire by Jeff Rowland

 

April Update on Jeff

The New Year started well for Jeff and we were encouraged by some good news regarding his treatment for Leukemia (which is actually a group of different cancers of the blood cells. He seemed to be in relatively good health and spirit.

Regrettably,  he needed to back into hospital later due to a relapse. The outcome was he was put forward and found a suitable bone marrow donor. He came home in a positive manner and said he would return when a date for his bone marrow transplant had been fixed and should expect another 6 weeks hospital admittance.

To be honest, I’ve not heard directly from Jeff since mid-March – my text/calls remain unanswered and I presumed he has been called back for his operation. I did receive the message below. this week, sent to all his wide and many friends. Reading between the lines he seems a little down, but knowing Jeff and his determination and inner strength  I am sure he will bounce back. If you can share on your social media I am sure he will appreciate your support. Hopefully, I will be back with better news next time.

I am slowing adding the gallery back onto the website. I hope you enjoy the superb sketch by Jeff above?

Regards Brian

From Jeff:

With a broken heart and tears in my eyes, I can honestly say this is by far the most difficult time ever. I know what cancer and treatment can do to a body and I sometimes wonder if the treatment is worth it in the long haul. It seems to do more harm than good.
Nothing is more painful than Trying to smile and remain positive, but after chemo, surgery, and radiation, you know the person is physically changed and they suffer with this sadness. I know many of you do not give a hoot about this message because, of course, cancer has not touched you. You do not know what it’s like to have fought the fight or had a loved one who leads a battle against cancer. For all the men, woman and little boys and girls I ask you a small favour and only some of you will do it. If you know someone who has led a battle against cancer, still struggling or who passed, please add this to your status for one hour as a mark of support, respect and remembrance.
Copy and paste to support those affected by cancer. From your phone or tablet, hold your finger on the message to copy and paste on your page. Thank you

Happy Birthday Jeff!

Today we wish Jeff a very happy birthday! You’ll be pleased to know that Jeff Rowland is back painting and 100% better than this time last year. Whilst he still needs regulars check ups, his leukaemia is under control and , despite a recent painful knee (gout), he is in fine form. I think the photos below prove that! Pity he didn’t share his cake!

 

Late February we usually hear of new releases from Jeff – no news yet so watch this space.

I did spot this new original “Last Hug in Piccadilly” by Jeff Rowland

Original Acrylic on Canvas, comes beautifully framed

61cm x 76.5cm image size £4950 on sale – contact your local Castle Art Gallery

Happy Birthday Jeff – and many more to come 🙂

 

jeff rowland blog

Hello,
Welcome to the Jeff Rowland blog.

This blog will be an occasional blog/news update of what Jeff is up to and the latest details of new releases and art gallery visits. I should, however, mention that the best way to keep up to date is by subscribing to Jeff’s newsletter by completing your details below. I can assure you your details are safe and you will only receive notice whenever something of interest arises.   You can also unsubscribe anytime.

On behalf of Jeff and myself thank you for visiting today and your support & interest is greatly appreciated.

 

Until the next time, Brian