Richard Rowland


Storm Brewing Over Net Shops - Hastings

Storm Brewing Over Net Shops - Hastings

This mosaic developed from the combination of two ideas - fishing boats and thoughts about dramatic skies, inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Night painting.

I wanted to capture that slightly eerie atmosphere and light as a storm approaches. The tension between the stylised sky and more realistic foreground in this mosaic helps to achieve that aim.

Vitreous and matt tile



I am Richard Rowland, an artist based in Chatham, Kent where I design and make mosaic art. I work both on purely personal pieces, which are available for sale as completed artworks, and on commission, producing work to fulfil a client’s brief.

While working on personal pieces gives me complete freedom of expression, I feel that working closely with a client on a commissioned piece offers something special for both the client and myself. A mosaic commission can lead to a work of art that reflects the client, the artist and the place in which it is to be seen.


I live and work in Chatham, kent. 

After studying Fine Art at Rochester and Bristol in the 1970s, I spent most of my working life in I.T. before returning to life as an artist when I retired from I.T. in 2009.