IN his first major UK tour, Castle Galleries Birmingham at the Mailbox will receive a visit from the man who has become known as the 'king of cinematic romance' - the talented artist Jeff Rowland - on Friday 14 November from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.
A Brief Encounter tour will also be shown simultaneously from early November until end December at Castle Galleries Solihull (15 Mill Lane, near Mell Square) and Castle Galleries Touchwood inside the shopping centre.
Following the wettest summer on record in 2007 and an unprecedented amount of rain and flooding during August and September 2008, Rowland has managed to bring back classic romance amidst drenching downpours, when capturing snatched moments of love and passion in his seven new limited edition prints collection - entitled A Brief Encounter.
Heavily influenced by the work of British film director David Lean, who notably directed Brief Encounter in 1946, Rowland has remained stead-fastly faithful to capturing scenes as if taken from the director's eye in his latest collection.
"Just like watching a film on the big screen, my paintings are simple yet realistically honest and have an expansive quality that gives you the feeling of sitting in the front row seat in the cinema," he said just ahead of his visit to Birmingham.
A Brief Encounter tour will see him travel the length and breadth of Britain to talk to fans and collectors of his work and to sign and dedicate any purchased works.