Jim Rowland


Greetings. I'm Jim Rowland and welcome to my online portfolio!

Like a lot of illustrators, I've been drawing for as long as I can remember. As a child there was no activity I enjoyed more than simply sitting quietly in my bedroom, drawing random characters onto any scraps of paper my parents could find. I guess you could say it was my first love, and my preferred method of communication. Sadly, as childhood gave way to adulthood, I was cruelly seduced by the appeal of a corporate life with its steady pay cheques and numerous false delights and in my heady rush to join the rat race my first love was left behind. Not anymore!

This portfolio represents my come-back; containing what I believe to be my most memorable efforts from the last couple of years. Ultimately I hope to push forward into the profession of illustrating childrens books so that I may inspire children in the same way that I once was, indeed, the same way my inner child still is to this day.