Rowan McOnegal is an artist with a BA in Fine Art & Printmaking. She worked as a stained glass artist for 15 years, and is also a qualified Medical Herbalist. Environmental concerns led her to explore Japanese woodblock printmaking (Mokuhanga) which is a non-toxic form of printmaking using woodblock, water based pigments and handmade plant fibre paper.
With the support of QEST, Rowan took part in an International Artists Residency programme at MI Lab in Japan, where she spent 5 weeks learning about Mokuhanga. She has now set up her new printmaking studio and is making her own work and teaching Mokuhanga.